Location

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

Description

Reception and Award Ceremony

Music provided by Amir Salesevic.

The Civic Courage Award was established in 2015 and is awarded annually for courageous commitment to the civic values of respect, equality, and pluralism that represent the best traditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Additional Notes

As wartime editor-in-chief of the Bosnian newspaper Oslobodjenje, Kemal Kurspahić led a multi-ethnic staff in publishing the paper every day throughout the 3 1⁄2-year siege of Sarajevo. Working from an old bomb shelter, Kurspahić was dedicated to maintaining high professional standards and ethnic and religious tolerance in the midst of terror. He has written four books including As Long as Sarajevo Exists and Prime Time Crime, and has received some of the highest honors in international journalism.

Vesna and Kemal Kurspahić met while students at Belgrade University. She is the curator of a photo exhibit on the life and culture of Bosnia-Herzegovina called Documenting Hometown and Family History in Stari Majdan, Bosnia.

Event Type

Event

Start Date

13-6-2015 6:00 PM

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Jun 13th, 6:00 PM

Civic Courage Award: 2015

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

Reception and Award Ceremony

Music provided by Amir Salesevic.

The Civic Courage Award was established in 2015 and is awarded annually for courageous commitment to the civic values of respect, equality, and pluralism that represent the best traditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

 

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