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October 2018 - page 2

Extremism & soul-searching at DOK Leipzig

in Movies/Politics/Society
Director & narrator Karen Winther in her "Exit" documentary. (Film still © DOK Leipzig)
Director & narrator Karen Winther in her "Exit" documentary. (Film still © DOK Leipzig)

“I was surprised at how close to home Exit hit for me emotionally, although I do not have a violent past, and do not (at least not yet) count violent extremists among people I know.” #DOK Leipzig

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In good company: IT to adult education

in Business/Jobs/LeipList
You got it. (Postcard designed by Patrick Bauer for Leipzig Glocal Job Fair)
You got it. (Postcard designed by Patrick Bauer)

More than 20 companies will be at the Leipzig Glocal Job Fair on 13 November. But before you meet their representatives face-to-face, it’s important to get a sneak peek at who these exhibitors are – and whom they look for. Here are the first 3 Q&A’s: BirdieMatch, ARBEIT UND LEBEN, and Replex.

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New wave of young Vietnamese in Leipzig

in Community/LeipList/Society
Young Vietnamese students finishing their five-month course at inlingua, August 2018. (Photo by Sarah Alai / LeipGlo)
Young Vietnamese students finishing their five-month course at inlingua, August 2018. (Photo by Sarah Alai / LeipGlo)

From the 1950s-80s, it had been common practice for the GDR to bring in students from fellow socialist Vietnam as foreign aid, and to fill gaps in the labor market. This practice has carried over into a reunited Germany, where prosperity and longevity have brought labor shortages of their own.

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Our children won’t save the (green) world

in Glocal/Society
Children and nature. (Photo by Evan McDougall on Unsplash)
Children and nature. (Photo by Evan McDougall on Unsplash)

“No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” – David Attenborough

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Literary autumn arrives at Baileo

in Community/LEIPGLO/Literature/What's on
Literary autumn and bridges in Leipzig.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Leipzig-Houston City Sisterhood, this year’s Leipziger Literarischer Herbst includes multicultural literary events such as The Windrose of Dreams and Bridges of (Com)passion. @ Baileo – Tanzpassion Leipzig, with support from The Leipzig Glocal.

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Mors certa, hora incerta: a poem

in Poetry
Mors certa hora incerta: Inscription in Latin around the clock at the "New Town Hall" in Leipzig.
Mors certa hora incerta: Inscription in Latin around the clock at the "New Town Hall" in Leipzig.

The clock is inexorable. What (random) memories do we keep?

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