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 […]


AWC at the Seurasaari Christmas Path

On December 11th, the AWC participated in an “international trees” decorating event at the Seurasaari Christmas Path. We decorated an American themed tree in collaboration with the Helsinki Finnish-American Society. The tree was a lovely sight to behold for the many visitors at the annual event.

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Halloween Party

In November, the  AWC Mother’s Network collaborated with HSAY to provide a spooky and fun Halloween party. All the little ghosts and goblins who attended the event got to enjoy games, crafts, a spooky disco, and trick-or-treating. Turnout was good and a great time was had by all. Many thanks […]


November Tour – Amedeo Modigliani at the Ateneum Museum

In November, 18 members participated in a guided tour of the Ateneum’s special exhibit Amedeo Modigliani (18814-1920). Our wonderful guide showed us the influence that Modigliani’s artistic circle of friends (and lovers) in Paris had on his drawings, paintings and sculptures. The many different types of work on display show […]

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November Meeting: A Finnish View on Russia

In November, we enjoyed a fascinating talk by Maimo Henriksson, Director General for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Maimo shared both her personal journey, including the demands of juggling family life with a career in the foreign service, and highlights from her […]