“Eye on Solidarity” PHC at Panna Maria – Virtual Event Invitation

Virtual Program: ‘“Eye on Solidarity,’ A Firsthand Account of How Poles set the Groundwork for Democracy in a Movement that Reverberates to this Day in Ukraine”

Presented by: Sonya Zalubowski

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. (CST)

Sonya Zalubowski has had a front seat to history, from covering the emergence of Solidarity in Poland to reporting on the Balkans and the eventual fall of the Berlin Wall. Sonya arrived in Warsaw in 1981, holding a student visa and hoping to search for ancestral connections – but most intent on recording the historic moment. Working underground in a nation reeling from shortages as Moscow squeezed supplies, she reported on the Poles’ hardships and fortitude and smuggled her stories out by diplomatic pouch via a sympathetic diplomat at the U.S. Embassy.

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