July 25, 10 am - noon: We Are History
Heritage Council and the UW Libraries
present We are History Keepers Virtual Workshop.
This is a shortened version of the workshop on preserving
history of local ethnic communities. Please check the
website for details of this program and of another one
coming in September.
Where: on Zoom; the workshop is free but
registration is required
Are History Keepers
July 24, at 6 pm:
Virtual Polish Book Club Meeting on Zoom
is the second meeting of the new, virtual
Polish Book Club. Paulina Phung started the virtual edition of the club at the Polish Cultural
Center with meetings happening on Zoom. The book to discuss is
Faworyty by Manuaela Gretkowska published by Wyd. Znak
2020. Gretkowska, 56 is a popular contemporary writer,
screenwriter and an active feminist. The book set in the 18th c.
Poland is about power and sex: three aristocrat women fight for
the king's favors and domination. Polish Book Club meetings are in Polish.
The book is available in Polish-American bookstores or as an
Where: on Zoom; please contact
for the Zoom invite or more info
Polish Book Club
meeting in July
Gretkowska's feisty facebook page, this event is in Polish
July 14, at 7 pm:
Lecture New Polish Jewish Woman in Lwów on Zoom
Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites you to an online
lecture Forging a New Polish Jewish Woman: The Jewish Girls
Vocational School in Lwów by Sarah Zarrow. Dr. Zarrow is an
assistant professor of history at Western
Washington Univ. in Bellingham, WA focusing on modern
Jewish life in Eastern Europe, particularly in Poland. The
vocational school founded by Cecylja Klaftenowa thrived between
WWI and WWII in the Polish city of Lwów, now Lviv in Ukraine.
Where: this lecture is on Zoom; you need to
register here, link will be send to you
detailed info about the lecture at the UW PSEC site
July: Special Charter Flights To Poland by LOT Airlines
Polish Consulate in New York
announced a schedule for flights from USA to Poland. While
Americans cannot enter the EU countries, the Polish Airlines LOT
will fly special charter flights to Warsaw for Polish citizens
and other people who have the right to enter Poland.
Tickets are not available at the LOT website or at travel
agents' - the only way to make a reservation is to contact LOT by
email at this address [email protected].
Flights from New York JFK are on July 4, 6, 8 and 11
Flights from Chicago on July 5, 7, 10 and 12.
LOT at the address above for info on other flights.
Tickets and reservations at
Border regulations for entering Poland (PL),
Coronovirus regulations and restrictions in Poland (PL)
Polish Presidential Election - second round
The second round of the Polish presidential election in America
is on July 11, 2020, 7 am to 9 pm. The incumbent, Andrzej
Duda (PiS) goes against Rafal Trzaskowski (PO). Voting in the
USA is by mail only. Seattle belongs to the polling station
#126 at the Polish Consulate General in Los Angeles.
You need to be Polish citizen
and registered to vote; the registration deadline has
The results of
the second round
In the LA consular region (polling station #126):
Trzaskowski 2464 (72.7%), Duda 926 (27.3%). There were 4960
registered voters, 3565 packages returned on time and 3404
valid votes cast.
In the United States Duda
had 19 701 votes (55%) of the 35,845 votes
cast. About 33% more people registered for the second round
in LA and in the United States. In LA, only 71.9% packets
were returned on time and only 68.6% valid votes cast.
election packets for the second round.
The LA Consulate sent them from Tuesday, June 30 to
Thursday July 2 by 1st class mail. Your vote has to be
received at the Consulate by 9 pm on July 11 to count.
LA Consulate facebook page,
Official announcement about voting in the USA (PL),
electronic voter registration (PL)
June 30, 2020
June 25 - July 15:
Virtual Polish Film Festival Miami
Festival Miami and the Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC
present a retrospective of Polish cinema Stories From Behind
the Iron Curtain. These fairly recent movies cast an
interesting light on the reality of the post WWII communist rule
in Poland and enjoyed a commercial success when doing so. Enjoy! All movies in
Polish with English subtitles, with Q&A sessions in English
available for a week for each film at your own time
6/21 - 7/1 Reverse / Rewers by Borys Lankosz
7/2 - 7/8 Little Rose /
Rózyczka by Jan Kidawa-Błoński (2010)
7/8 - 7/15 All That I Love / Wszystko co
kocham by Jacek Borcuch (2009)
Where: PFF Miami site,
streaming is free but you need to register
registration required, available at the site
July 7, 7:30 pm: Rick Steve's
Poland Rediscovered on KCTS 9
Europe is a long-running travel documentary TV series shown on
public television. KCTS channel 9 presents an episode Poland
Rediscovered: Kraków, Auschwitz and Warsaw
shot in 2004 The lion share of the program is devoted to Cracow:
old town with St. Mary's Church and the Cloth Hall, the Royal
Castle and the Cathedral on the Wawel Hill, Jewish quarter etc.
Other highlights include Wieliczka salt mine, Auschwitz camp, as
well as klezmer and Polish jazz music.
Where: On the
KCTS channel 9 in the Seattle area
Detailed description of the episode on Rick Steve's Europe