Kiin Presents a Political Autobiography
A Political Autobiography: Independent Political Action in 20th Century Estonia
Dr. Sirge Kiin will describe her activities as a political dissident in soviet-occupied Estonia. Her presentation "A Political Autobiography: Independent Political Action in 20th Century Estonia" will be Thursday, September 30, from 4-5 p.m. in the Mundt Foundation in the lower level of the Karl E. Mundt Library on the Dakota State University campus. Kiin will talk about why the nickname for KGB agents was "houseflies" and how information was sent out through the Iron Curtain.
Dr. Kiin is a biographer and essayist from Estonia, now living in Madison, South Dakota. Sirje lived in Estonia during the last 43 years of soviet occupation and was an active dissident against the soviet regime. Additional information about Sirje is available at www.sirjekiin.net.
Highlighting the importance of political action, this event is part of the schedule of events associated with the exhibit "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World" showing at the Mundt Library, Dakota State University, from September 14 to October 22. Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World was organized by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, Philadelphia, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition for libraries has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life. Additional programs at Dakota State University are funded by a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.