SERIES: Das Moderne Deutschland (Modern Germany)
This series will provide educational experiences focusing on Germany’s approach and success in areas including culture and society, Climate Smart municipalities, sustainable building practices, and earth friendly initiatives.
Saturday, February 9, from 11 AM–12 PMGAI Trip to Germany and Rhineland preview
Tour organizer Michael Kenney, of Defined Destinations Travel, will give an overview of the trip and answer questions. Free
Saturday, February 23, 11 AM–12 PM Climate Smart Municipalities in Minnesota and GermanyAmanda Brednar, environmental coordinator for Elk River, will talk about the Climate Smart Municipalities program, which pairs a Minnesota city with a German sister city. Free
Saturday, March 9, 11 AM–12 PMBuilding a Sustainable HomeMelissa Rappaport Schifman, RISE magazine, Katherine and Chris Johnson, passive house owners, and Ryan Stegora, builder, will talk about sustainable building practices. Free
Friday, March 15, 6–9 PMKinoKneipe (Movie Pub)FILM: Wer, wenn nicht wir? (If not us, who?) 2011Star crossed lovers Bern and Gudrun become part of the global uprising in the early 1960s, joining forces with leftist writers and political activists. By the late 60s Gudrun has joined the Baader-Meinhof Group, a far-left militant organization. Based on the true story of an explosive era. GAI ballroom, not ADA accessible. $12, includes 2 beverages
GAI’s Das Moderne Deutschland series is inspired by Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19–Year of German-American friendship. This initiative is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by The Federation of German Industrie (BDI). More information about the initiative can be found at wunderbartogether.org.