Lech Walesa in Detroit

lech-walesa-solidarityDETROIT: The special efforts of two Detroit academics have brought forth the new exhibit of SOLIDARNOSC: Poland’s Struggle for Freedom” to the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. It will include an appearance by Poland’s former President, Lech Walesa.

ReutherSmith, Director of the Reuther Library at WSU and Marcin Chumiecki, Director of the ‘Polish Mission’ at St. Mary’s Schools at Orchard Lake got together last February and went to Miami to invite Lech Walesa to help kick off the exhibit.

The appearance of Walesa in Detroit is a historic event that will highlight the 30 year anniversary of the Solidarity movement. October is also Polish American Heritage Month in America. Smith added, “This is as momentous as when Nelson Mandela visited Detroit in June of 1990. Wayne State invites the whole community to view the displays during its run. It is concise, informative and historical. The exhibit will be open to the public starting at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday October 27.”

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Read more about the event at  PolishNews