Polish-born Forys ran for the 5th District Congressional seat vacated by Emanuel when he left for the Obama White House.
Forys arrived in the U.S. from Poland at age 4. He grew up in Chicago, earned a medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He also studied in Poland, where he took part in early demonstrations that led to the Solidarity movement’s overthrow of the communist government, he said during his campaign.
via Google Reader – pan Tarej’s shared items.
The concept of “imagined communities” is at the center of photographer Allan Sekula’s recent exhibition, Polonia and Other Fables, at The Renaissance Society in Chicago
via Imagined Communities: The Polish Diaspora | Britannica Blog.
Even the Kremlin’s occasional saber-rattling is now only so much bravado when Poles know they have America, Britain and the entire North Atlantic Alliance to back them up.
via How Poles dismantled the Soviet empire (1/2010).
Dances with the Mayor, $1.00 (dance proceeds will benefit the
Hamtramck Historical Museum project).
P.S. Got a dance you’d like to do? Bring a CD! That means you,
via Mayor Majewski Campaign Fundraisers | Polish Weekly.
Chicago is the most known world-wide center of Polish immigration. Poles in Chicago are more visible and spectacular group than the Poles in NYC. Even on the airport O’Hare in Chicago one can hear announcements in Polish quite often. Many custom officers are caring the badges with the information “Mowimy po Polsku” (We are speaking Polish).
via Polonia: Where do Poles live in the USA – Polish Chicago (II) – Polish Culture.
The third wave of immigrants started arriving in 1980. The first immigrants came after the martial law in December 1981. Some won visa on the visa lottery. Some immigrants of the newest wave are very skilled professionals. Quite numerous group of faculty in American universities consist of good educated Polish immigrants of the newest wave. Some, especially illegal immigrants are not still that well settled down in the society and they live in low-income housing mainly in Polish quarters in Chicago, New York or Detroit.
via Three Waves of Massive Polish Immigration – Polish Culture.