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Commemoration of Berlin Wall's Fall Set for Nov. 9

Mario Röllig spent three months in East Berlin’s Hohenschönhausen Prison in 1987 for trying to flee communist East Germany. He will tell his story at 2:00 PM, Sunday, Nov. 9, at UNC Charlotte Center City, during an afternoon of public activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The event, called "The Power of People," is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. The German Language and Culture Foundation is hosting the event in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. Each year, the foundation awards dozens of scholarships to UNC Charlotte students who are majoring in German, and it works with the department to provide hands-on learning opportunities with German companies in Charlotte and abroad.

In addition to Röllig’s talk, there will be simultaneous showings of a documentary and feature film "The Lives of Others," beginning at 3:00 PM; a symbolic tearing down of the "wall" around 5:30 PM; and an exhibit of photography, news articles and student projects that were a collaboration among Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Gaston County Schools and Deutsche Schule Charlotte, the German Language School.

Know Your Title IX Series Scheduled

UNC Charlotte’s Title IX Office, Center for Wellness Promotion, and Dean of Students Office join The Feminist Union to present "Forty IX'ers: Know Your Title IX"; a four-part series on sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence. The series will offer education, panel discussions, resources and additional learning opportunities related to Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act (also called Campus SaVE).

According to Dawn Floyd, the University's Titile IX coordinator, "We are hoping these programs are not only informative, but will also provide students with an opportunity to ask questions about UNC Charlotte’s processes and resources and an opportunity to discuss their concerns about these issues on our campus."

The series kicks off on Oct. 27 with a session on applicable Title IX laws; what the laws mean for students; how and where to report a complaint of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking; confidential vs. non-confidential resources; and how complaints are handled at UNC Charlotte. For more information, visit the Title IX website.