greetings from Prague

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La Strada CR, o.p.s. (lastrada@ecn.cz)
Sun, 30 Aug 1998 12:05:55 +100


Prague, August 1998

Dear sisters,
a demonstration is going to be held on Saturday October 3rd in
Prague. It is because of the following case:
There has been a house built by the Czech WomenĘs Club in 1931. This
house is in the street Ve Smeckach, just around the corner from the
very centre of Prague, the Wenceslaw Square. There were offices for
womenĘs organisations, rooms for young girls seeking jobs in Prague
and a restaurant there.
Amongst Czech women who organised the building of this house were F.
Plaminkova, prewar MP, executed by Nazis, and M.Horakova, post-war
MP, prisoned by Nazis and executed by Communist in 1950. The club was
cancelled after 1948 and the property went to the State.
After 1989 many of similar clubs and associations got their property
back. We have tried all official ways, wrote several petitions but
have been refused. The house is owned by the City Counsil today and
officers from the Council live there.
The demonstration starts at 13,00 in front of the house. We would
like to put the sign "CZECH WOMENĘS CLUB" in big letters on the
house, which was before the war there. Then from 15,00 a concert
starts at a square nearby.
We would like you to come and support us. If you are unable to travel
to Prague, all kinds of support are welcome (letters, greetings,
money...).
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards
Michaela Marksova-Tominova, Executive Manager of Gender Studies
Centre
Sasa M. Lienau, proFem
Baerbel Butterweck, La Strada CR,o.p.s.
and 15 others womens organisations...


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