This fall marks 100 years since restoration of Polish Independence after more than a century of occupation by Austria, Germany and Russia.
Keynote speaker Prof. James Pula frm Perdue University will speak at 7:00 PM about the "Fourth Partition" and the Restoration of Polish Independence. Musical performance of Ignacy Jan Paderewski's work by the Chopin Singing Society.
All events are free and open to the public.
Symposium begins at 9:00 AM
Prof. James Pula, a professor at Purdue University Northwest, has published several books and articles on Polonia and specializes in ethnic and immigration studies. A performance by the Chopin Singing Society of Buffalo will immediately follow the lecture.
Panel discussions for the one-day symposium, which will be held in Room 120 in Daemen’s Research and Information Commons, will include: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Polish-American Relations and Polish Independence; 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Buffalo’s Polonia and Polish Independence; 2 to 3:15 p.m. – American Responses to Polonia; and 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Polonia’s Perceptions of Poland’s Independence.
The symposium is being co-sponsored by the Daemen Center for Polish Studies and History and Political Science Department, Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College, Polish Cultural Institute New York, Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, and the Society of Friends of Learning in Przemysl.
For more info call Dr. Wise at 839-8291