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Movie Night about Irena Sendler in Maltz Museum

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

After movie Q&A by Sean Martin.

Movie Night – “In the Name of Their Mothers”

Wednesday, May 8, 7pm

$12/$10 Members

Purchase in advance – save $2

This documentary tells the story of young Catholic social worker Irena Sendler who saw the suffering of Warsaw’s Jews, reached out to her most trusted colleagues for help, and outwitted the Nazis during WWII. Together they rescued over 2,500 Jewish children. This film expertly captures the will and character of the women of the resistance against the backdrop of occupied Poland. Directed by Mary Skinner. (2011/60 min.)

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May 3rd Polish Constitution Day in Cleveland

Friday, April 12th, 2013

On the evening of May 3rd, 2013, the Terminal Tower will be lit in the national colors of Poland. This will be done to honor Tadeusz Kosciuszko and to recognize his monument re-dedication taking place on May 5th at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

May 3rd Polish American Cultural Center, JP II

7 pm Reception and Artistic Program at the Polish American Cultural Center, JP II

6501 Lansing Ave., Cleveland 216-883-2828

Cleveland Indians

7:05 pm Cleveland Indians Game – Indians vs. Minnesota Twins, Friday, May 3rd

Discounted tickets to the Kosciuszko observance 2013 game are available at TicketMaster

Cleveland Indians

7:05 pm Cleveland Indians Game – Indians vs. Minnesota Twins, Friday, May 3rd

Discounted tickets to the Kosciuszko observance 2013 game are available at TicketMaster

or to purchase tickets, just click on the link below:

Cancelled – May 4th

6:30 pm Queen of Parade Ball at St. Casimar Parish Hall located at 8223 Sowinski Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 off E. 79th St. between St. Clair and Superior. For information and reservations, please call Wojtek 440-384-0723

May 5th

11:30 am Mass at St. Casimir Church – located at 8223 Sowinski Avenue,

Cleveland, Ohio 44103 off E. 79th St. between St. Clair and Superior.

12:30 pm, May 5th Lunch available in the Parish Hall.

2:00 pm Cleveland Museum of Art – Procession on the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Re-dedication of the Statue of Kosciuszko Monument, and remembrance of May 3rd Polish Constitution Day Observance.

Event will be held on the steps of the museums 1916 Building, facing the Lagoon.

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Cleveland State University Polish Studies

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mikolaj Kunicki, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of History University of Notre Dame “How communist was Polish communism? Nationalism and communism in 20th-century Poland.”

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Edward Horowitz, Ph.D.  Associate Professor, School of Communication, and Director of the Polish Studies Initiative Cleveland State University “Running strong or running scared? How the worldwide economic crisis is affecting Polish young adults.”


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

by Vincenzo Bellini

  • Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3 pm
First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland(corner of Fairmount & Eaton)3630 Fairmount Blvd.Shaker Heights OH 44118
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Study-Abroad Courses at MSASS in 2013

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Poland: SASS 375/575 – Invisible Groups in a New Poland

Place: Poznan, Poland – Check out our latest photo album!

Poland, once a major European power from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea, was invaded in the eighteenth century by the Russian, Prussian and Austrian empires. The country disappeared from the map of Europe. Poznan, often called the first capital of Poland, became part of Prussia and later, Germany. A center of Polish culture and national identity, Poznan is a dynamic city with a rich multicultural past.
We will arrive in Berlin and travel to Poznan by train. Here are a few websites with details about the city we will be visiting:

Poznan – WordPress blog

Poznan – Virtual Tourist

Polish Online Forum


We will introduce students to Polish culture and social policies and practices that address disenfranchised, stigmatized and disempowered social groups. The course will encourage students to understand how Poland’s recent political and economic transformation has affected society in general and, especially, marginalized groups. The course will focus on how Polish society addresses problems of poverty, homelessness, aging, domestic violence and mental health disorders.

Travel Considerations

The weather will be similar to late winter/early spring in Cleveland. Poznan is a typical Polish city. The streets are filled with pedestrians making their way to work, shops, restaurants, cafes and clubs. Public transportation is excellent, but you will be able to walk to many destinations. Choose comfortable, warm, water-resistant shoes.


Students will be housed in double rooms in the “Jowita” student dormitory near the Adam Mickiewicz University.

What to Bring

If you plan on using any electrical equipment in Poland, you will need a power converter (from 220V to 110V).


Breakfast and lunch will be available in “Jowita.” Dinner will be based on our evening plans.


A dinner at a nice restaurant on your own will cost anywhere from $15 to $50, but you will find many cheaper casual cafes and restaurants with very good food. Every $1 = about 3 Polish zloty (read: zwoty).

Program Schedule

Our program was designed in cooperation with the Institute of Sociology at the University of Poznan. See the following websites for more information:

Adam Mickiewicz University

Wydzial Nauk Spolecznych

Itinerary (subject to change)

Saturday, March 10 – Arrive in Berlin and take train to Poznan in the evening

Sunday, March 11 – Poznan sightseeing and class orientation

Monday-Thursday, March 12-15 – Lectures and workshops / department of sociology

Friday-Saturday, March 16 and 17 – Sightseeing in Poznan and vicinity

Lectures and Workshops

  • Mobility: Social and spatial aspects of mobility
  • Family and socio-cultural conditions of mental disorders – analysis from a gender perspective
  • Research on homelessness as an example of social marginalization
  • Lecture and discussion on Poles and homosexuality – the evolution of attitudes
  • Cultural differences in communication
  • The main social problems in Poland
  • Social conditions of marginalization and exclusion in Poland
  • Note: There also will be special workshops concerning substance abuse and mental health problems prepared by MSASS faculty and students, especially for Polish students.

Meetings and Visits in Social Work Institutions

Other Meetings and Visits

  • Agnieszka Kozlowska-Rajewicz, member of the Sejm (Parliament) Commission on Social Affairs; member of the Commission on Youth Affairs; and member of the Commission on Health
  • Elzbieta Dybowska, coordinator of the city program for substance abuse prevention
  • Vice-President of the City of Poznan
  • Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Director of the Institute of Sociology
  • Meeting with fellows of the Lane Kirkland Foundation scholarship

In addition to a rich academic program, students will be able to attend different cultural events and will be meeting with many international students from the Lane Kirkland Foundation. Translators will also assist us during our time in Poland.



Friday, May 18th, 2012
Polish-American Cultural Center JPII


The annual celebration of outstanding cooperation

Reminiscing the highlights of the season 2011-2012


Choral selections from Il trovatore & sing along with
members of Opera Circle Women Chorus

Video projection of the entire opera Il trovatore

Roundtable discussion

Sunday, May
20, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

6501 Lansing Avenue Cleveland Ohio 44105

Presented with special
grants from Ohio Arts Council & Slavic Village
Development and Third Federal Foundation

Many Other Generous Sponsors supporting

Opera Circle & its
series Free Opera  for All

Opera Circle will continue the
Free Series of concerts, events, and
performances including a staged production of
the opera La serva padrona June 22, 23
& 24, 2012.

For  details, call
216 441 2822

MSASS students in Poznań

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Read about the inauguration of a new university partnership between the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) at Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) and the Institute of Sociology at Adam Mickiewiecz University (UAM) in Poznan:

The Polish American Cultural Cernter is sponsoring this partnership.

Spotkania z medycyną

Monday, March 19th, 2012
Zapraszają  na  interesujące spotkanie z neurologiem
Dr. Markiem Buczkiem, M.D., Ph.D.
“Udar Mózgu”
Poswięcone, przyczynom, profilaktyce i leczeniu udarów mózgu (stroke)
Spotkanie odbędzie się w niedzielę 1 kwietnia 2012 o godz 3.00 po południu w budynku POLSKO-AMERYKAŃSKIEGO CENTRUM  KULTURY przy ulicy 6501 Lansing Ave
Serdecznie zapraszamy !

Spotkania z medycyną

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012





Zapraszają  na
interesujące spotkanie z internistą, Panią
Doktor Katarzyną
Wardęgą, M.D.


Poświęcone profilaktyce i leczeniu chorób sercowo-naczyniowych

Spotkanie odbędzie się w
ę 4 marca 2012

o godz 1:30 po południu w budynku


przy ulicy 6501 Lansing Ave,
Cleveland, OH 44105

Serdecznie zapraszamy !
Wstęp  wolny, dotacje
na dzia
łalność polonijna mile widziane.

Cleveland Metroparks presents Native Americans

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Before the arrival of Europeans, Native Americans inhabited Northern Ohio for thousands of years.  Cleveland Metroparks Cultural History Interpreter Karen Lakus introduces you to these first people and shares information and artifacts regarding their time in the Cleveland area. (more…)