Monday, April 4, 2011

Exhibit: “Human Solidarity, Polish Solidarność”



Amherst, MA – The UMass Amherst Libraries will host an exhibit “Human Solidarity, Polish Solidarność,” from April 6 through May 31, 2011, on the Lower Level of Du Bois Library, UMass Amherst.  The exhibit consists of twenty plates portraying the history of Solidarność through maps, photos, press clippings, and a narrative that also makes connections with the history of the American labor movement. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 6, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Consul general Ewa Junczyk Ziomecka will attend the opening.

 Human Solidarity, Polish Solidarność,” which was created in 2010 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Polish “Solidarity” movement, was a joint Polish and American project carried out under the auspices of the Consulate of the Polish Republic in New York.

The exhibit, which has been shown at the State University of New York-Stony Brook and at Yale University, is sponsored locally by the Amesbury Professorship in Polish Language, Literature and Culture, and the UMass Amherst Libraries.  Among the Library’s holdings in Special Collections and University Archives is a major collection of underground Solidarity publications.

For more information, contact Sarah Hutton,, (413) 545-6740.

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