What's Happening In Polish Youngstown
Subject: What's Happening In Polish Youngstown
Send date: 2010-05-19 11:57:48
Issue #: 58

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Jeszcze Polska nie zginęła,kiedy my żyjemy 

The opening words of Poland’s national anthem were originally penned to lift the spirits of Polish soldiers after the third partition of their country erased it from the world map. But the meaning of the words—Poland has not perished yet so long as we still live— remind us now that the incredible loss suffered by our fellow Poles last month will not be in vain if it serves to teach. After a decades long cover up of the slaughter of more than 8000 officers and intellectuals in the Katyn Forest, the truth of the tragedy was page-one news around the world. Now it is time for us in the Mahoning Valley to learn this terrible piece of our history. In that spirit, PolishYoungstown in collaboration with YSU’s History Department will host an evening devoted to the topic on Wednesday, May 19th at 6:30 PM in the Debartolo Hall auditorium (Room 132). Brian Bonhomme, associate professor of Russian and Soviet history, will present an information session on the incident followed by a screening of Andrzej Wajda’s Academy Award nominated film Katyń.  This event is free and open to the public. It is our job as Polonia to learn our history and share it with others. Please make the time to attend and bring someone with you. Learn more about Katyn here.

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Polish Arts Club! Serving a two-year term starting this summer are Mary Anne Mlynarski, president; Lisa Lotze, vice president; Ken Giba, treasurer; and, Sandy Cika, secretary. Best wishes for this and the organization’s next 75 years!

Tradition Meets Technology: PolishYoungstown’s goal at its founding was for its member organizations to flourish through public awareness and to promote Polish customs with accuracy and liveliness. To accomplish this goal, we have offered you a fluid website and e-newsletter to keep you abreast of the latest Polonia happenings here and across the region, nation and world. Then we added a Blog to allow room for you to comment on what we are saying and what you find of interest. This week, we took things one step further by embracing social media. We’re happy to report that PolishYoungstown has almost 200 fans on Facebook (www.facebook/PolishYoungstown)  It’s particularly fun when those fan are not only from the Mahoning Valley, but from a far away as Poland as well. Twitter followers have the same opportunity (twitter.com/PYTown). And if you liked a photo or video that we previously featured you’ll be able to find them archived now on our Flickr (flickr.com/polishyoungstown) or YouTube (youtube.com/polishyoungstown) channels. It is all part of our effort to connect with you and help you to connect with other Polonia!

COMING UP: Here are a few more things on our calendar for the month… … Don’t forget the moving “Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz,” will be on display only until Sunday, May 23rd….This month Polish Night at Kuzman's is Sat. May 29thThree Poles Walk into a Bar Comedy Tour at the Youngstown Club on June 5th 8 PM.

Do Zobaczenia!
Your PolishYoungstown Team 

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