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March Tour: Bubbly, cheese and lovely things at Patricia Lingerie

On March 30, a group of lucky of AWC members enjoyed a relaxing night at Patricia Lingerie in downtown Helsinki. Our night started with a glass of champagne and a lively quiz all about bras: how to use them properly, how to store them, their history, etc. We also learned […]


March Meeting: Investigating Human Rights Abuses

It was a great privilege to have internationally acclaimed forensic dental expert Helena Ranta as our speaker in March. Professor Ranta shed light on the world of forensics based on her decades of investigative work in conflict zones and humanitarian disasters. “There is no peace without justice; there is no […]

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A Fun Night Out for Charity: AWC Pub Quiz

On March 21st, a group of members and their friends came out to Molly Malone’s Irish Bar for the AWC’s first Charity Pub Quiz. The evening featured lively question rounds on movies, music, women in history, famous pairs, American culture, Finnish and international current events, and geography. The pub quiz […]


February Tour: Finnish National Theater

In February, AWC members and guests toured the Finnish National Theater. Our guide, British dramaturg Eva Buchwald, led the fascinating tour which included a stop in the ornamental Main Stage (Suuri näyttämö), the more intimate Small Stage (Pieni näyttämö), as well as the labyrinthine backstage, wardrobe and wig workshops. Note. […]

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February Meeting: Finnish National Winter War Memorial

Our February guest speaker, Christian Keil, told us about the forthcoming National Winter War Memorial entitled “Valon tuoja” (He who brings the light). The memorial, commemorating the 105-day Winter War in 1939-40, will be placed at Kasarmintori in Helsinki this year and dedicated by President Niinistö on November 30. Mr. […]


AWC at Women’s March Helsinki

On Saturday, January 21st, more than a dozen AWC members took part in the Women’s March Helsinki — a sister march to the one in Washington. It was a gloriously sunny (though chilly!) day, and it was wonderful to see hundreds of women, men and children show up at Citizen […]

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January Tour: Päivälehti Museum

In January, the AWC had a fascinating tour at the Päivälehti Museum. This interactive museum enables visitors to explore modern media and freedom of speech, as well as the history of newspaper printing in Finland. A digital world map shows which countries have more-or-less-free speech, tracks in realtime where the […]


January Meeting: Women’s Role in Civil Rights Movements

In January, we gathered to hear this year’s Fulbright Bicentennial Chair, Professor Patrick Miller, speak about the long civil rights movement and the role women, in particular, played in it. With the meeting occurring just two days before women’s marches were scheduled to take place in Washington, Helsinki and around […]

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December Meeting: Holiday Luncheon at Emo

The holiday luncheon at Restaurant Emo was a heart-warming event filled with good cheer and Christmas spirit. Thank you to our many members who attended and shared the gift of friendship! We had a lovely, relaxed atmosphere, where we enjoyed chatting with friends old and new over a delicious three […]