The Polish Solidarity Movement in the Collective Memory

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March, 21, 2012
Harlem Road Community Center
4255 Harlem Rd, Amherst
Members: Free; Non-members: $5 donation
Contact: Charles Peszynski
(716) 631-3717


Presenter:    Dr. Michael Kaczmarczyk visiting professor from the Kosciusko Foundation at SUNYAB


     The presentation will give an overview of old and new theoretical concepts of Solidarity as well as main finding from empirical studies on Solidarity.  It will focus on the role Solidarity plays in the collective consciousness of Polish people today and on the attempts to revive its main ideas by young activists, academics and politicians.

     Dr. Kaczmarczyk is a sociologist at the University of Gdanski where he holds the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of General Sociology.  He received his Ph.D. from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun in 2003 and has authored several publications on the sociological theory of property, social systems and social theory.  In addition , he is co-editor of Studia Socjologiczne( Sociological Studies) and Forum Socjologow Prawa( The Forum of Law Sociologists).


A social hour with refreshments will follow

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Harlem Community Center