Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 24, 2008
The Polish-American Awareness Foundation, Inc. - in collaboration with PLUS Journal magazine and The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center - will host its inaugural event dedicated to the memory and legacy of Jan Karski. The event will feature Illinois Lt. Governor Pat Quinn and Kaya Mirecka-Ploss, Executive Director of The Jan Karski Institute for Tolerance and Dialogue as keynote speakers. Participants will also be able to watch never seen before fragments of the footage featuring Jan Karski interviewed by E. Thomas Wood, author of Karski's biography.
The event is to take place at Adler Planetarium in Downtown Chicago. It is designed as the first of a series of live events and publications inspired by Karski's life and mission. Jan Karski is known for his heroic efforts in saving Polish Jews and as the man who brought Allies the message about Nazi atrocities during the World War II. His legacy, as understood by PAAF, is a figure of much needed conversation on the Holocaust and the ways to prevent similar acts in the future. Karski kept this conversation going during his 30 year long professional career at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. So the event is also PAAF's introductory effort to promote Polish history, cross-cultural understanding and an increased awareness of the contributions of Poles to our nation and to the world.
PAAF invites all interested parties to attend the event. It is a great opportunity to network with other guests, learn interesting things and support a worthy cause. To find out more about the event and request an invitation visit PAAF website To inquire about tickets and sponsorship opportunities contact Ewa Dybioch or visit the Polish-American Awareness Foundation online
About the Polish-American Awareness Foundation, Inc:
Founded in 2007, the Polish-American Awareness Foundation, Inc (PAAF) highlights the Polish-American legacy by promoting and sharing knowledge of Polish and Polish American history and culture. PAAF invites like-minded members of media, scholars, activists, businesses and volunteers to consider working together with PAAF on a number of projects.