This web site is an English language blog dedicated to the preservation of the Leon Trotsky House and Museum in Mexico City. We seek to raise funds for Museum.
The following letter was sent to supporters of the Museum around the world.
We are writing this letter to invite you to become a member of International Friends of the Leon Trotsky Museum in Mexico City (IDA-MCLTAC) and to support the effort to preserve and renovate the museum.
On August 20, at 4 p.m., we will launch the International Friends of the Leon Trotsky Museum at a special event in a larger venue than our Museum’s auditorium: the Foro Coyoacanense, Hugo Argüelles, Calle Allende No. 36, in the center district of Coyoacán, in the southern region of Mexico City.
This event will be part of a three-day series of activities on August 19-21 marking the 70th anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky, the 35th anniversary of the opening of the Trotsky Museum, and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Institute on the Right of Asylum.
We would like to invite you to join “International Friends” and, if possible, to attend the launching of this group on August 20.
If you would like to join “International Friends,” please endorse the short statement below and send it to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. We welcome all who support our Museum’s six- point “Statement on Social Objectives” and our four-point “Renovation Project” [see Appendices Nos. 1 and 2 below], and who wish to help us raise desperately needed funds to promote these objectives.
The program of the event launching the International Friends of the Leon Trotsky Museum on August 20 (starting @ 4 p.m.) will include:
- – Presentations by Esteban Volkov (Trotsky’s grandson and president of the board of directors of the museum) and Olivia Gall (director of the museum);
- – A theatrical presentation by Grupo Sol Azul of Moises Mendelewicz titled “Conversations with Trotsky”;
- – A presentation on Political Asylum in Mexico by Pablo Yankelvich (INAH); and
- – A trailer presentation of the film “Planet Without a Visa” (by David Weiss and Linda Laub), with an introduction by US filmmaker Linda Laub.
For information about how to send funds for this effort from countries other than Mexico and the United States, please contact us at:
Instituto del Derecho de Asilo – Casa Museo Leon Trotsky, A.C. (IDA-CMLTAC)
Avenida Río Churubusco No. 410 Col. del Carmen Coyoacán
CP 04100 México, DF — MEXICO
Tel. 56 58 87 32 email@example.com
For funds sent from the United States, which are tax-deductible, please send your checks, payable to Global Exchange (write “Trotsky Museum” on Memo line of your check), to International Friends of the Leon Trotsky Museum, P.O. Box 40009, San Francisco, CA 94140.
We thank you for your support and hope to see you at the launching of International Friends of the Leon Trotsky Museum on August 20. If you cannot attend, we welcome your messages of support for this event.
Full Professor, CEIICH-UNAM
Esteban Volkov Bronstein
Grandson of Leon Trotsky
President of the Board of the Director of the IDA-MCLTAC