Polska dzisiaj

Międzynarodowe Sympozjum na temat współczesnego społeczeństwa polskiego.
Odbędzie się w Polsko-Amerykańskim Centrum Kultury w Cleveland
w sobotę, 19 września, 2015. Początek o godz. 18-tej.
Adres Centrum: 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105

Sympozjum organizowane jest wspólnie przez:
Dr. Ed Horowitz from “Polish Studies” of Cleveland State University
Dr. Kathy Farkas from “Invisible Groups in Today’s Poland” of Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
And Gene Bak of Polish-American Cultural Center

Idea tego spotkania powstała w wyniku współpracy Dr. Horowitza (CSU) i Dr. Farkas (MSASS) z grupą polonijną przy Centrum. Dr. Horowitz od lat organizuje przyjazdy artystów i intelektualistów z Polski do CSU w ramach studiów polskich. We współpracy z Dr. Piotrem Wilczkiem z Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego zaproponowali na najbliższy semestr wizytę Dr. Tomasza Markiewki i Sebastiana Smolińskiego w Cleveland. Dr. Kathleen Farkas z MSASS od czterech lat współpracuje z wydziałem socjologii Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego (UAM). W tym czasie gościła w MSASS dwójkę studentów i profesora socjologii UAM Dr. Jakuba Isańskiego. W tym roku zaprosiła Dr Hannę Mamzer z UAM na wizytę w Cleveland. Centrum i Polonia w Cleveland wspiera te kontakty i międzynarodową współpracę. Spotkanie 19 września będzie okazją zaprezentowania społeczeństwu Cleveland trójki wybitnych przedstawicieli kultury i nauki współczesnej Polski. Poniżej krótkie opisy zainteresowań naszych gości.

Hanna Mamzer
doktor habilitowany w Zakładzie Socjologii Kultury i Cywilizacji Współczesnej. Zajmuje się zagadnieniami związanymi z przemianami współczesnej kultury. Autorka wielu publikacji poświeconych tej tematyce. Stypendystka Fundacji Fulbrighta, Central European University, British Council, Programu Socrates Erasmus, European University Institute we Florencji, Fundacji im. Stefana Batorego, laureatka akcji stypendialnej Polityki, licznych nagród i wyróżnień. Prowadzi szeroko zakrojoną współpracę międzynarodową.
Dr Mamzer pełni funkcje formalne i społeczne jest przewodniczącą Interdyscyplinarnego Zespołu ds. Wspomagania Współpracy z Zagranicą, operującym przy Ministerstwie Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego. Jako koordynator projektów prowadziła trzy granty na badania z programu Akademicki Poznań- dwa granty poświecone badaniu poziomu zaufania Poznaniaków w stosunku do obcokrajowców.

Tomasz Markiewka
literaturoznawca, absolwent Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego oraz Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach, na którym uzyskał doktorat w 2002 roku. Zajmuje się polską literaturą współczesną, w szczególności powieściopisarstwem historycznym Teodora Parnickiego, ponadto specjalizuje się w teorii literatury, teorii przekładu oraz komparatystyce literackiej. Od 2007 jest wykładowcą Akademii Techniczno-Humanistycznej w Bielsku-Białej, gdzie prowadzi zajęcia na polonistyce i anglistyce. Opracował Dzienniki z lat osiemdziesiątych Teodora Parnickiego (Wydawnictwo Literackie 2008), zaś w 2015 roku ukaże się opracowane przez niego pierwsze książkowe wydanie lwowskiego debiutu literackiego Parnickiego z 1929 roku – powieść Trzy minuty po trzeciej (Noir Sur Blanc). Prywatnie wielki miłośnik Śląska, dobrej muzyki i jazdy na rowerze.
W 2015 roku, jako stypendysta Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej, prowadzi zajęcia z historii Polski oraz filmu polskiego w ramach Studiów Polskich na CSU.

Sebastian Smoliński
student amerykanistyki i kulturoznawstwa w ramach Kolegium MISH UW, pasjonat historii kina, krytyk filmowy i operowy. Publikuje w „Tygodniku Powszechnym”, “Dwutygodniku” i „Kinie”. Współpracuje z „Kulturą Liberalną” i festiwalem Dwa Brzegi. Moderator spotkań i konferencji prasowych na Festiwalu Filmowym w Gdyni. Laureat III miejsca w Konkursie o Nagrodę im. Krzysztofa Mętraka dla młodych krytyków filmowych w 2015 roku.
W 2011/2012 roku Teaching Assistant na Cleveland State University przy kursie “Polish Culture Through Film” prof. Piotra Wilczka. Przez rok prowadził i programował klub filmowy na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim (Mishowa Komisja Filmowa przy Kolegium MISH). We wrześniu w Hiszpanii ukaże się monografia Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego “La doble vida de Krzysztof Kieślowski” pod redakcją Joanny Bardzińskiej, na potrzeby której napisał esej o wpływie reżysera na polskie i światowe kino współczesne (premiera książki odbędzie się na festiwalu w San Sebastian).
Lubi jazz, muzykę poważną i współczesną. W wolnych chwilach gotuje, uprawia sport oraz poznaje nocne życie Warszawy.

Polish Studies at CSU. 2015 Fall Semester

POLISH STUDIES
New Course Calling All Students

New Course Just Added!!

MLA 255 Western European Film (3 credits)

Taught by Dr. Tomasz Markiewka
2015 CSU Visiting Polish Scholar and Kosciuszko Fellow

Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:30 – 1:45 pm
Fenn Tower, Room 10

Fulfills a General Education Requirement in “Arts and Humanities”!

This course will analyze and discuss recent European movies—with an emphasis on Polish films—to understand national identity and culture.

For more information, please contact Dr. Edward Horowitz, Director of Polish Studies, at: e.horowitz@csuohio.edu
or 216-687-4511.

“Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” Part II

The schedule:

SUN 9/13 4:00 PM THE WEDDING
THU 9/17 6:45 PM THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER
THU 9/17 8:15 PM JUMP
THU 9/24 6:45 PM INNOCENT SORCERERS
SAT 9/26 8:15 PM THE PROMISED LAND
TUE 9/29 7:00 PM BLACK CROSS shown at the Capitol Theatre
SAT 10/3 7:00 PM PROVINCIAL ACTORS
SAT 10/3 9:05 PM TO KILL THIS LOVE
TUE 10/6 7:00 PM THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT shown at the Capitol Theatre
THU 10/8 6:45 PM ILLUMINATION
THU 10/8 8:35 PM CAMOUFLAGE
SAT 10/10 5:00 PM THE CONSTANT FACTOR
SUN 10/11 6:30 PM PHARAOH
THU 10/15 6:45 PM EROICA (HEROISM)
THU 10/15 8:30 PM NIGHT TRAIN
FRI 10/23 7:30 PM A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING
SAT 10/24 5:00 PM MOTHER JOAN OF THE ANGELS
SUN 10/25 4:00 PM AUSTERIA (THE INN)

Unless noted below, admission to Cinematheque films is $9; members, CIA I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $7. A second film on the same day generally costs an additional $7. Currently all tickets are sold only at the door, cash/check only. Free parking for available in two Cleveland Institute of Art lots accessed from E. 117th Street: Lot 73 and the Annex Lot. Moviegoers should enter the building thorough entrances C or D (both face E. 117th St.) or entrance E (which faces E. 116th St.).

“Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” Part I

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will show 50 films during September and October, including 18 restored classics in a series entitled “Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.” Forty-seven of the films will show in the Cinematheque’s new, state-of-the-art Peter B. Lewis Theater inside the new Cleveland Institute of Art building at 11610 Euclid Avenue. The other three will be offsite Cinematheque screenings showing at the Capitol Theater at W. 65th and Detroit.

The films will be a mix of new international films, film classics (most in new digital restorations) and worthy second-run films. The Cinematheque has presented the same mix of the old and the new throughout its 30-year history. As always, every movie shown will be a Cleveland exclusive at the time of its showing, and formats will include both digital and film.

The series “Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” will run from September 13 through October 25. It consists of 18 Polish film classics from the 1950s through the 1980s that Scorsese hand-picked to circulate throughout North America as part of this overview. Scorsese says: “These are films that have great emotional and visual power. They are serious films that, with their depth, stand up to repeated viewings. The themes in these films will resonate, as they did profoundly for me…There are many revelations in the ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ series, and whether you’re familiar with some of these films or not, it’s really an incredible opportunity to discover for yourself the great power of Polish cinema, on the big screen in brilliantly restored digital masters.”

The retrospective includes WWII dramas, historical epics, love stories, a cult fantasy, modern social dramas, contemporary moral inquiries, and a couple of comedies. The directors represented comprise a who’s who of Polish cinema, one of the world’s great film traditions. All filmmakers are represented with major works, and some especially significant auteurs (Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Krzysztof Zanussi) have multiple movies in the series, creating mini retrospectives within the larger exhibition. Two of the Polish films will show at the Capitol Theatre.

Polish Studies at Cleveland State University

Masterpieces of Polish Literature

Spring Semester 2015 Continuing EducationPolish Literature Course

Beginning 4/15/15 – Ending 5/13/15
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Off-Campus, Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, 3649 East 65th St, Cleveland, OH

Cost: $25.00
Instructor: Tomasz Markiewka, Ph.D.

Dr. Markiewka is the 2015 Cleveland State University Visiting Polish Scholar and Kosciuszko Fellow

Throughout the centuries, the literature of Poland has reflected the historical ups and downs of the country, as well as Polish spirituality and sensitivity. With four Nobel Prize winners, it can boast international recognition and offers a unique insight into the Polish soul. This course will highlight the masterpieces of Polish literature and present them in their fascinating cultural and historical contexts.

The course will meet for 5 classes, weekly on Wednesday evenings. The final class meeting is Wednesday, May 13. 

Registration: You can register for this course in-person at the first day of class (credit card only—no cash please) or online atwww.campusce.net/csuohio/category/category.aspx
(Follow the link for “Modern Languages” on the far left column, and then click on “Foreign Languages and Culture.”)

Questions? Please contact Dr. Markiewka at tomasz.markiewka@gmail.com or Dr. Edward Horowitz, Director of CSU Polish Studies at e.horowitz@csuohio.edu.


Central European Arts and Culture: 25 Years after Communism

This event is FREE!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 || 5:00-7:00 pm
CSU Student Center, Rooms 313/315

Presenters:

  • Tomasz Markiewka, Ph.D., the 2015 Cleveland State University Visiting Polish Scholar and Kosciuszko Fellow
  • Rita Gardosi, Visiting Hungarian Scholar
  • Luka Zibelnik, Slovenian Studies Lecturer

Since the tearing down of the Iron Curtain and the fall of Communism in Central Europe, the arts and culture of Central Europe have grown and thrived. Join three Cleveland State scholars as we discuss these dramatic changes.

Sponsored by Polish Studies, the History Department, and Modern Languages.


Polish Film Festival

This event is FREE!

Friday, April 24, 2015 || 1:00-6:00 pm
CSU Main Classroom, Room 136
Saturday, April 25, 2015 || 1:00-6:00 pm
CSU Main Classroom, Room 134

Join Tomasz Markiewka as we watch classic and contemporary Polish films. Dr. Markiewka will provide a short introduction to each film and there will be discussion following. Refreshments will be served.

Lukasz Kuropaczewski- Cleveland Classical Guitar Society

 
The Polish virtuoso makes his Cleveland debut!
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Lukasz Kuropaczewski
Saturday, 10/18/14, 7:30 PM
Plymouth Church UCC
2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights OH
Tickets: $25 General / $20 Senior / $15 Student
Lukasz Kuropaczewski (Poland) has recorded six CDs to date and performed solo recitals in the world’s most prestigious halls, including London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Warsaw’s National Philharmonic Hall, Tshaikovsky Hall in Moscow and Carnegie Hall in New York. He is on the faculty of the Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland. Lukasz is one of the most gifted and natural guitarists in the world and infuses his concerts with immense intensity and emotion.
*Meet and Greet Lukas at the PACC, JPII*
 Thursday, 10/16/2014, 6:00pm reception and brief display of Lukas abilities.  Plus purchase a discount ticket for Sunday’s debut!
Special thanks’ go to Erik Mann, Executive Director of Cleveland Classical Guitar Society.
Erik is making available a generous discount offered to members of the
Polish American Cultural Center, JPII
Members can get $5 off general admission and senior tickets. The discount code is pa33. You can redeem this by entering it online, telling the sale person the code over the phone, or letting them know when purchasing at the door. For at-door purchases, please go to the “group” line, let them know what organization you’re with, and the discount code.     
*Lukasz is teaching a Master Class on Friday 10/17/14 for more information: http://www.clevelandclassicalguitar.org/events/master-classes/
*For more details about the Cleveland Classical Guitar International series: http://www.clevelandclassicalguitar.org/events/international-series/
Erik Mann
Executive Director
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
http://www.clevelandclassicalguitar.org/

2014 Picnic!

Polish American Cultural Center invites you for the PICNIC
 When:
SATURDAY, 19 JULY 2014
3–11 PM

 Where:
SAINT SAVA SERBIAN CHURCH
on
2151 W. WALLINGS ROAD, BROADVIEW HTS.

DANCING
VERTIGO DANCE BAND

GREAT FOOD, REFRESHMENTS
LOTS OF ATTRACTIONS
LOTTERY TO WIN $1,000 WORTH OF GASOLINE PLUS CASH AND DOOR PRIZES

ADMISSION $5

Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko – “Messenger of the Truth”

90-minute film to air on WVIZ/PBS ideastream- World Channel, 25.3

Sunday June 1st, 8:00-9:30pm

Monday June 2nd, Midnight-1:30am

Monday June 2nd, 8:00am-9:30am

Monday June 2nd, 2:00-3:30pm

CHICAGO – February 14, 2014 — Narrated by Catholic activist and actor Martin Sheen, Jerzy Popieluszko: Messenger of the Truth is the remarkable true story of Polish martyr and 20th century hero of human rights, Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko.  The dramatic 90-minute film, presented by WTTW National Productions and distributed nationally by American Public Television.

Father Jerzy was the chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland, who was later murdered by the Communists for speaking the truth in a country full of propaganda, oppression and social injustice.  “Totalitarian systems destroy man because they captivate his inside, his thoughts, free will and conscience.  The only efficient defense against these systems is the Truth,” he said.

It was Father Jerzy’s strong faith, conviction and courage that mobilized a nation to stand united against the Communist regime in Poland.  At his funeral, an estimated one million people surrounded his church in Warsaw and as one, they promised to continue his struggle for freedom through non-violence.  Present at the funeral, Solidarity leader Lech Walesa said, “Rest in peace, Father Jerzy.  Solidarity is alive because you gave your life for it.”

Jerzy Popieluszko: Messenger of the Truth was awarded first place in the documentary category at the 28th International Catholic Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland.  His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, said “…This film is a must-see for all who believe in the rights of religious liberty, the dignity of the human person, and those who are lovers of freedom and defenders of the truth.”

Father Jerzy was beatified on June 6, 2010 in Warsaw and is expected to be canonized in the near future.

May 3rd, 2014

2014 schedule of events

Contact: Charles Glicha  216.341.2734

Polish Constitution Celebration

Saluting the world’s second oldest written constitution. A symbol of personal liberty and national independence since 1791, the holiday became a focal point of anti-government protest before Poland’s independence in 1990.

Everyone’s Polish on Constitution Day!

 

Fri May 2nd at 6pm—Happy Hour and Miss Polonia/Jr. Miss Polonia Contest. Home of one of the area’s best fish fries. DJ Wayne Machnicki. $10.

Ridgewood Inn

5759 Ridge Road

Parma OH 44129.

Contact: Polish American Congress 216.478.0120

 

Sat May 3rd at 11:30am—Polish Constitution Day Mass and Brunch.     This architecturally endowed church recently reopened after having been previously closed due to diocesan downsizing. Refreshments follow. Free.

St. Casimir Church

8223 Sowinski Av

Cleveland OH 44103

Contact:216.341.9091

 

Sat May 3rd at 2pm—Celebration of the 109th anniversary of the dedication of Cleveland’s Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument.

The celebration will include a guest speaker, historical reenactors, and military bands. The bronze monument was restored and rededicated in 2013, as part of a comprehensive renovation of the museum. Outdoors at the monument on the west lawn of the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Rain site: St. Casimir Social Hall. Free.

Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Blvd.

Cleveland OH 441

Contact: Gary  216.513.6646

 

Sat May 3rd at 5pm— Mass and Procession at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Garfield Heights. The procession has taken place since the retreat was dedicated in 1929. Cardinal Wojtila visited it in 1969, nine years before becoming pope.  Rev. Andrew Knapik of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, presiding.  Free.

On the grounds of

Marymount Hospital

12300 McCracken Rd.

Garfield Heights OH

Contact: Fr. Andrew 216. 341.2734

 

Sat May 3rd from 4-8pm—Polish Constitution Day Dance.

An old-fashioned polka party at a historic veterans hall on Fleet Ave. Music by Jimmy K and Ethnic Jazz. Cash bar, side boards, 50’50 raffle. Food available for purchase. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Doors open at 3pm. Space is limited, come early to guarantee admission. $12 per person, children age 10 and under $4.

Polish Legion of American Veterans—Lincoln Post #13

6009 Fleet Av

Cle OH 44105

Contact: Steve  216.341.9556

 

Sat May 3rd at 6pm—Polish Constitution Day Reception. Traditional commemoration of the 1791 Constitution, at Greater Cleveland’s preeminent museum of Polish culture. Music and bilingual readings. Hors d’ ouvres, cash bar. Free.

Polish American Cultural Center

6501 Lansing Ave.

Slavic Village–Cleveland OH 44105

Contact: Gene 216.883.2828

 

Sat May 3rd at 6pm—Polonia Ball.  

Dancing to John Szleszynski and DJ Larry Walk. Miss Polonia Ohio and Jtr. Miss Polonia crowning. Piast artistic folk song and dance ensemble. Authentic Polish food available for sale.  $10.

American Ballroom Centre

5672 Ridge Rd.

Parma OH 44129

Contact: Allan 330.659.9465 or Wayne 216.288.8948

 

Sat May 3rd at 7:30pm-1am—Grand Polish Constitution Day Ball.

Dancing to the well known band Ritm Melodia of Detroit will commence with a classical Polonaise.  All female guests are eligible to be selected Queen of the Ball at the end of the evening.  Sumptuous Polish buffet by Seven Roses will include beef rollups, Sophie’s famous chicken, pierogis, red beets and greens, fresh fruits, pastries.  Cash bar will feature Polish labels.   Dress code: semi-formal. Doors open at 7.  $30 for dinner-dance/ $10 for dance only.

Alliance Event Center

6966 Broadway Ave.

Cle OH 44105

Contact: Richard Zysko 440.384.0728

 

Sun May 4th at 9—Mass

St. Charles Church

5891 Ridge Rd.

Parma OH 44129

10am—Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Pulaski Monument

Parma City Hall

Noon—Breakfast

For all these events contact: Polish American Congress 216.478.0120

 

Sun May 4th at 10am—Mass in the Polish Language

The congregation will celebrate the 120th anniversary of the parish and the 100th of their building’s cornerstone laying. Rev. Andrew Knapik, celebrant.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

6700 Lansing Ave

Cle OH 44105

Contact: Fr. Andrew  216.341.2734

 

 

Sun May 4th from 11-2—Gala Brunch

This popular buffet of Polish delicacies is a weekly, midday occurrence at the Centrum. Food available for purchase.

Polish American Cultural Center.

6501 Lansing Ave.

Cleveland OH 44105

Contact: Gene 216.883.2828

 

 

Sun May 4th at 1:30—Cleveland Polish Constitution Day Parade in Slavic Village. The usual west-east route along Fleet Avenue has been blocked this year by road construction, and so an alternate south-north route has been established. It’ll be a church-to-church parade from Immaculate Heart of Mary to St. Stanislaus. Theme: “Everybody’s Polish on Constitution Day!” Residents and friends of Slavic Village of all nationalities and cultures will join their Polish neighbors with floats, bands, bicycles, skateboards, more. Surprises are in store at the conclusion.

Stepoff at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 6700 Lansing Ave. Conclusion at St. Stanislaus, 6601 Forman Av

Contact: Charles 216.469.4806

 

 

Sun May4th at 2pm—Grand Polish Constitution Day Parade in Parma. Stepoff at Parma Circle. North on Ridge Rd to Snow Rd. After parade, there will be a party and short program under the big tent behind Unity Catholic Credit Union (also known as St.Charles Credit Union).Vendor food, adult beverages available for sale. Music by Jody Maddie and Honky Express Polka Band.

5839 Ridge Rd.

Parma OH 44129

Contact: Polish American Congress 216.478.0120

 

 

Sun May 11th at 3—May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Visitors are invited to bring flowers from their home garden for the altar.

Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus

6601 Forman Ave.

Cleveland OH 44105

Contact: David 216.341.9091

 

Thurs May 15th at 5pm—Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz visits Cleveland. The pope’s personal secretary will retrace the steps of Cardinal Woytila in 1969 by processing up the aisle of the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus for special ceremonies of the Roman Catholic Church.

Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus

6601 Forman Ave.

Cleveland OH 44105

Contact: David 216.341.9091

 

Thurs May 15th at 6pm—Four Eagles Award Banquet.  Recipient is Cardinal Dziwisz. This is a major fundraising event, with all proceeds going to support the continued advancement of the mission of the parish.  The award is named for the legend of the miraculous recovery of the body of St. Stanislaus. $75.

Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus

6601 Forman Ave.

Cleveland OH 44105

Contact: David 216.341.9091

 

For full info, contact

Cleveland Polish Constitution Day Committee      216.469.4806  

“Polonia in Cleveland and the Journey of Julian Stanczak”

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Western Reserve Historical Society

 

As part of the series of events celebrating the life and work of Julian Stanczak, a panel discussion on Cleveland’s Polish immigrant community will be held at Western Reserve Historical Society on Wednesday, March 19th, from 2 to 4 pm. Participating in the discussion will be Gene Bak, Mary Erdmans, John Grabowski, and Sean Martin. This panel discussion will examine the long history of Cleveland’s Polish immigrant community, with particular emphasis on the post-war migration of individuals like Julian Stanczak who came to play major roles in art and culture within and outside of that community. This is a free event. For more information on Stanczak, including details of current exhibitions, see http://www.siegallifelonglearning.org/stanczak-programs.html