To be courageous in truth and love
Dušan Vaněk was born on the 26th of September in 1963 in Modřice u Brna. After graduating from the Faculty of Education, he became a teacher in Lanžhot close to Břeclav. In November 1989, he was active in the events of the Velvet Revolution in Břeclav. He was one of the founding members of the local Civic Forum, he participated in organising the general strike, he and his collaborators renewed the magazine Moravský jih [The Moravian South] and they distributed the fliers in the Břeclav district. In December 1989, he helped to organise the event Ruce Evropě [Hands stretched towards Europe], during which the inhabitants of South-Moravian Břeclav and Austrian Reintal met. From January 1990, he worked for the Civic forum as the district electoral manager. In 1996, he left politics to spend more time with his family. In 2018, he started actively participating in the events pertaining to the Million Moments for Democracy organisation.