The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College is hosting the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York City, Adrian Kubicki, for two events on August 15, 2022. The Consul General will be speaking at the Science Commons on the Canisius College campus at 12:00 p.m., addressing the Polish Government’s perspective on the Russo-Ukraine War and the efforts to assist Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
Light refreshment will be provided.
The Science Commons is located at 1901 Main Street with parking available on Main Street as well as on the college campus.
Appointed in 2020, Consul General Kubicki is a graduate of the University of Warsaw and completed his MA in foreign relations at Collegium Civitas. Prior to joining the Polish foreign service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he worked as a journalist and with LOT Polish Airlines.
At 4:00 p.m. on August 15, Consul General Kubicki will be the featured presenter at the re-dedication ceremony of the Polish Armed Forces Exhibit at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. The ceremony will take place by the WWII Monument to Polish veterans or, in the event of inclement weather, at the Hangar. The renovation of the Exhibit on the USS Little Rock is under the direction of Shane Stephenson, director of Museum Collections at the Naval Park and intern Matthew Opalinski, with assistance from Rachael Tempo, as well as the Polish Legacy Project.
Funded by the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius, thanks to a bequest from Stanley C. Blake, Veteran of the Polish Armed Forces and of the U.S. Air Force, this redesign and re-dedication memorializes the Polish Veterans who served in Poland’s Armed Forces in WWII, the first to fight Nazi aggression and Stanley C. Blake (Kazimierz Stanislaw Wojcik), Veteran of the Polish Armed Forces of WWII, Concentration Camp Survivor and Veteran of US Air Force. The Chopin Singing Society will add their voices to the ceremony and political dignitaries will also be present.
Attendees will have an opportunity to briefly visit the Exhibit after the ceremony. Both events are free and open to the public.
Submitted by: Mary Lou Wyrobek, adjunct instructor