Lecture by Justyna Budzik, Ph.D.; Gloomy or Glam: New Polish Cinema and Photography

Polish cinema is often seen as dark, depressing, and often cryptic with its focus on history. Yet, Martin Scorsese says, “Humor and tragedy are very close in Polish cinema”. This presentation will identify some of these stylistically and thematically different images of Poland in films and photography which combine gloomy with glam, and individual   perspectives […]
Nov 9, 2017

Polish parliament rejects near-total abortion ban after mass protests

Up to 100,000 Polish women at a time demonstrated against the proposed law that would have banned abortion in nearly all cases.
Oct 6, 2016
Perogis — Eastern European style boiled dumplings filled with anything your heart desired. (Photo from Flickr by Joey Lax-Salinas)

Polish Pierogi Fest set to stuff Seattle stomachs this Saturday

The Polish Home Association's beloved Pierogi Fest is back this Saturday for it's 10th year of potato-filled goodness.
May 14, 2015

From Seattle to Spain, youth united by a stagnant economy

The photo made me stop short, my coffee cup hovering a few inches above the newspaper. A young man in jeans and a Barcelona soccer jersey bent over a Dumpster rummaging for food. Spain is suffering 50 percent unemployment among young people, the article explained, and hunger is on the rise. The last time I […]
Nov 2, 2012