Three ways to celebrate March 11 together across Canada
Listen to a Live Concert from Lietuvos Seimas
The concert will be broadcast on LRT Plus and LRT Lituanica channels, on the portal LRT.LT, and on St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra and Lithuanian World Community Facebook accounts March 11th, at 7:15 p.m. Lithuanian time (12:15 EST). The recording will later be available on LRT.lt/Mediateka.
Visit the online exhibit “Canada’s Contribution to Lithuania’s Road to Independence 1987-2004″ Appreciate Lithuania’s freedom as we celebrate the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence this March 11th! Take a virtual walk down the long and winding path that led to independence by visiting the Lithuanian Museum-Archives of Canada’s online exhibit. https://www.lithuanianheritage.ca/canadas-contribution-to-lithuanias-road-to-independence-1987-2004/.
Try the KLJS Trivia Game in Honour of Lithuania’s Independence
The trivia link will be launched on March 11th at 9am EST! To celebrate the reinstitution of Lithuania’s independence, compete against your friends and family about your general knowledge of Lithuania. The top 3 scorers will receive a prize! Contest will close March 13th at 9pm EST. The event is generously sponsored by the Embassy of Lithuania to Canada. Follow KLJS on Facebook for more information or email them at [email protected].
More ways to join March 11th events across the world
On Tuesday, March 9 at 12pm EST. On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the Restoration of the Independence of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Embassy in London invites you to a special presentation of Lithuania’s choice for the 2021 Academy Awards: 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐚 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚 directed by Karolis Kaupinis. The presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the director and architectural historian Vaidas Petrulis. This will be streamed on Facebook here.
On March 10, at 1 pm (EST) and 8 pm (EST), the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington invites you to celebrate the restoration of Lithuania’s Independence by joining a conversation with leading figures of the liberation movement. They will share memories of the events of the time, and what it was like at the Restoration Seimas, the Embassy in Washington, the Voice of America newsroom and in the Lithuanian Community itself. This year, the Lithuanian community in the United States is celebrating its 70th anniversary. On Lithuania’s journey to Independence, it was an important source of assistance in Lithuania’s liberation from the Soviet system. Please register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-m44AG0eQrqVXlqCzM6S8A.
Participants will be:
- Professor Vytautas Landsbergis, Chairman of the Supreme Council – Restoration Seimas;
- Viktor Nakas, active member of the US LAC, 1987-1991, head of the Lithuanian Information Center in Washington;
- Gintė Damušytė, Lithuanian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark, 1979-1991 Director of the Lithuanian Information Center, active in the Lithuanian American Community (LAC);
- Arvydas Barzdukas, active member of the LAC, the office of the LAC Public Affairs Council;
- Laimutė Pilukaitė, 1990 Supreme Council – Secretariat of the Restoration Seimas;
- Virginija Vengrienė, long-term contributor at the Lithuanian branch of the Voice of America.
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Asta Petraitytė-Briedienė, historian at the Vytautas Magnus University Diaspora Institute. Duration of the event – 1 hour 30 minutes. The event will also be broadcast live on the embassy’s Facebook account.
On Saturday, March 13 from 3-5 pm EST- On the occasion of the Lithuania’s Independence Restoration Day the Consulate General of Lithuania in Los Angeles and the Lithuanian Theater, Music and Cinema Museum invite you to a presentation of the exhibition “The Singing Revolution” (curator Dario Martinelli) followed by a discussion and Q&A with historians Luka Sinevičienė and Darius Juodis, musicians, and participants of the Rock March, one of the peaceful events the contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union: Algirdas Kaušpėdas, Arvydas Juozaitis, Darius Polikaitis, Virgis Stakėnas, Ignas Marcinkevičius.
IMPORTANT! Advance registration is required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bd9Y_oBPTmiAc23HSln5BQ
We cordially invite you to visit the virtual exhibition in advance: https://ltmkm.lt/revoliucija/
All registered participants will be granted a complimentary access to the screening of the documentary “How We Played the Revolution”, directed by Giedrė Žickytė (link will be sent via email, valid on March 11-14). Event languages: English (exhibition presentation) and Lithuanian (discussion, greetings).
This will be fun! See you there!