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2021 February announcements

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On February 28th, 2021
submissions are due for the contest

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Do you know Poland

The contest challenges all to give their knowledge of Polish heritage a test by identifying images on the new cover of the “Do You Know Poland?” booklet.

► download the booklet here ◄

More information about the contest
and detailed submission rules are
► available for download here ◄

along with a reprint of PAC_WI President’s introduction of the contest
in the national PAC newsletter.

On February 18th at 4pm,
all are invited to the lecture sponsored by
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Polish Heritage Club of Wisconsin-Madison

SINCE 1989 – POLAND’S DEMOCRATIC EXPERIENCE
by Prof. Donald Pienkos
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
and Chair of the Polish Studies Committee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

In 1989, Poland, thanks primarily to the efforts
of the Solidarity movement, emerged from 44 years of Soviet Russian domination to establish a new system of representative democratic government. Given its people’s extremely difficult situation at that time (coupled with Poland’s failed experience with democratic governance in the years after its national rebirth in 1918), few observers were hopeful about the chances for democratic governance after 1989. Why they were proven wrong, how Polish democracy has developed over the past three decades, and what we can learn from Poland’s experience – both from its successes and its challenges – are covered in this talk.

► click here to register◄

Visit the PHC-Madison page to
download materials accompanying the talk.2021 KF gallery

2021 KF galleryThe Kosciuszko Foundation Gallery listed in the Do You Know Poland booklet is now open for virtual touring.

The gallery includes works by great Polish painters such as Jan Matejko, Józef Chełmoński, Jacek Malczewski, Wojciech Kossak, Tade Styka, Józef Brandt, Władysław T. Benda and others.

The gallery is located in the Van Alen Mansion, one of the NYC’s architectural treasures,
the Foundation’s home since 1945.

Click here – or on the image above –
to enter the gallery.


Poland Through the Centuries:
Who, What, Where, When?

In a series of lectures recorded on the invitation from the Polish Center of WI, Prof. NEAL PEASE (UW-Milwaukee) explains how much Poland, its boundaries and the very idea of Polishness, have changed over the centuries

Click here – or on the image below –
to view the first lecture2021PCW lecture

LOST BORDERS: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SECOND POLISH REPUBLIC

From the Kosciuszko Foundation FB page, here comes an extraordinary online report from the journey along the frontiers of pre-war Poland – including the territories of today’s Poland (Kashubia, Greater Poland, Silesia), through the Czech Republic and Ukraine, to Belarus, Latvia, and Lithuania.

The journey is not about stone pillars, but ordinary people who, despite the
atrocities of the 20th century, were trying to survive on the erased border
,”
say authors Tomasz Grzywaczewski and Kaja Grzywaczewska.

Click here to begin the journey

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