On 17 January the Public Library in Katowice invites for a lecture entitled Lemkos in Silesia and Poland. History and presence. The lecture will be given by PhD Bożena Pactwa and PhD Marek Dziewierski from the Institute of Sociology of the Silesian University in Katowice. The meeting starts at 5PM.
The meeting will take place under a bigger project of the library entitled Multicultural Silesia. The project started in 2016, as a series of meetings that aim to present the ethnic and religious minorities that have been living in the area of the Upper Silesia to the Silesia society. Persons are invited for cooperation that represent among others the Silesian cultural institutions, religious institutions, non-governmental organizations or persons who deal with minorities. The action aims also to respect cultural diversity and liberate it of stereotypes. It is also about elimination of prejudice towards foreigners and raising awareness and knowledge about society.
A week before the lecture, from 10 January ,there is an exhibition entitled I come from here. Poland of many nations available in the library. It is an exhibition prepared by the Polish-German Centre Association in Kraków and the House of Anna Frank in Amsterdam. The exhibition is dedicated to history, culture and the presence of national and ethnic minorities in Poland. The exhibition is available until 10 February 2017 in the Public Library (Affiliate nr 11, Grażyńskiego 47, Katowice).