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Inauguration Program features American Diversity

January 21, 2013
From right: Consular Officer Anna Balogh, Iris Wurm of the Frankfurt Goethe University, and journalist Richard Wagner (Photo: State Department)

From right: Consular Officer Anna Balogh, Iris Wurm of the Frankfurt Goethe University, and journalist Richard Wagner (Photo: State Department)

The English Theatre Frankfurt and the U.S. Consulate General joined forces again to host a multi-program Inauguration Day event at the English Theatre, where the ceremony was broadcast live from Washington. More than 200 guests from the Rhine-Main area's student, business, and international community showed up despite snow storm and black ice to celebrate both the inauguration as well as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Addressing the young and diverse audience in his welcome remarks, Consul General Milas quoted African American poet and activist Maya Angelou: “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” In line with that, the consulate arranged a panel discussion on “Democracy, Diversity, and the American Dream” right after the President’s inaugural address featuring consular officer Anna Balogh and FAZ journalist Richard Wagner. Prof. Iris Wurm of the Frankfurt Goethe University moderated the talk on the immigrant experience and race relations in the U.S.
More Coverage: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/01/21/second-inauguration-barack-obama