Furthering close and strong ties with the Czech Republic and its people

From the Castle to the Capitol, American Friends of the Czech Republic fosters communication, encourages understanding, invites friendship, and promotes mutual respect between the two countries and their peoples, governments, economic enterprises, and civic and cultural institutions.


STAY SAFE:

The Czech Republic is proving to be a powerhouse against Covid-19. Along with countries like South Korea and Taiwan, the Czech Republic says yes to mandated masks and is setting a global example for flattening the curve.
Please see this link:
https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/strict-measures-in...

During this time of the COVID-19 Virus, AFoCR wishes that all of you stay safe and healthy. Please remember to practice social distancing maintaining at least six feet between yourself and others whenever you are out.

Practice everyday preventive actions to help reduce your risk of getting sick and remind everyone in your home to do the same. These actions are especially important for older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles). For more details, please visit https://faq.coronavirus.gov/

Praise for Prague's Lord Mayor in the News

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/a-menace-more-du...

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

AT THE NCSML are the following exhibits:

June 15 - October 25, 2020
Smith Gallery
The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of Karel Čapek’s play, R.U.R., in 2020. Čapek (1890-1938) was a Czech writer, playwright and critic best known for his science fiction works. R.U.R., which stands for Rossum’s Universal Robots, introduced the word robot. He also wrote politically-charged works dealing with the social turmoil of his time. Visitors will gain an appreciation for Čapek’s life and work, and understand the connection between a Czech author and one of the most fascinating technical revolutions of the 20th century.

September 1 - November 8, 2020
Skala Bartizal Library
This moving exhibit documents the short life of Kitty Weichherz, a Czechoslovakian girl born in the same year as Anne Frank. Told through the loving eyes of her surviving father, Kitty’s story paints a portrait of a young girl’s innocence in the face of increasing anti-Jewish sentiment on the eve of World War II. The touching story of just one girl, one family, emphasizes the humanity of millions just like Kitty who were lost in this tragic war.

In Her Father’s Eyes was curated in partnership by Dr. Daniel Magilow (University of Tennessee) and graduate students at Youngstown State University Public History Program.
Sponsored in part by Western Fraternal Life