PAL-PAC Polish-American History Night Part 2

By: admin 10 March 2014

PAL-PAC hosted the second event of a monthly symposium series called “Polish – American History Night” on February 27, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8.00pm, in the Institute of Environmental Sustainability building at Loyola University (6435 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL).

History lovers, Polish club members, and students from Loyola, DePaul, Northwestern, and University of Chicago were able to participate in a very interesting lecture led by film critic and Loyola University instructor Zbigniew Banas. The featured topic was “Polish cinematography in the history of Oscars.”  This event occurred days before the 2014 Oscars took place in Hollywood. Participants enjoyed a screening of filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczynski’s “Tango” which won the Best Animated Short Film award in 1982.

The symposium was also graced with the presence of Jan Lorys, director of the Polish Museum of America.  Mr. Lorys was the main speaker at the inaugural Polish – American History Night in January, lecturing on the history of Polish liners built in the 30's: M / S Pilsudski and M / S Batory. 

Event organizers: Ela Golebiewska (PAL-PAC Executive Director), Ania Jablonowski, (All Information Services, Inc.), Magda Ezlakowska (President, DePaul Polish Student Alliance), Joanna Gebala (Vice President, DePaul Polish Student Alliance), Agnieszka Bucko (President Loyola Polish Student Alliance)

Sponsors: Joe’s Tailor Shop in Lombard, IL

Save the date for PAL-PAC’s next Polish – American History Night on Thursday March 27, 2014; visit for details.


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