The exhibition of correspondence, books, and memorabilia of Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) held at the Bakhmeteff Archive of Russian and East European History and Culture was the second event at Columbia University celebrating Milosz's Centennial Year established by UNESCO. The opening of this exhibition about the Polish Nobel Prize laureate in literature of 1980 coincided with a multilingual reading of his poetry recited by numerous members of the Columbia University community. The event was co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages, the Bakhmeteff Archive of Russian and East European History and Culture, the East Central European Center, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and the Polish Student Society at Columbia University and Barnard College.
Columbia made the news again! This time to the largest Polish daily, Gazeta Wyborcza, on the occasion of the opening of the Solidarity (Solidarność) exhibition at SIPA by the Institute of National Remembrance. See the link below:
Wystawa IPN o Solidarnosci na Uniwersytecie Columbia
Last Sunday we marched in the annual Pulaski Parade - and we have proof!
Since 1937, the Pulaski Day Parade marches down Fifth Avenue every year on the first Sunday in October to honor Kazimierz Pułaski (a.k.a. Casimir Pulaski), a Polish-American hero and “father of the American cavalry” who saved the life of George Washington at the Battle of Brandywine and died at the Siege of Savannah,
one of only seven individuals in history to have received honorary U.S. citizenship. Numerous Polish diplomats, organizations, dancers, sports teams and their mascots, the Polish Scouts (ZHP), school and student organizations and other representatives of America’s rich Polish heritage march in the parade.
But we like to think of it as a Polish Pride parade - and we snuck into it some Columbia pride, too!