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Footprints of Polonia Across America: A Celebration of Polish History & Culture

Footprints of Polonia Across America: A Celebration of Polish History & Culture In-Person

Please join us for an evening with Ewa Barczyk, President of the Polish American Librarians Association and editor of the book Footprints of Polonia: Polish Historical Sites Across North America. Ms. Barczyk will discuss her book and highlight women’s stories. Following the talk, enjoy a reception with refreshments, a display, guest gift bags (while supplies last), as well as 50/50 & prize raffles. Copies of the book Footprints of Polonia will be available for purchase at the event, and Ms. Barczyk will be signing copies.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 • 5-8pm
McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
Loyola University Chicago • Lake Shore Campus

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Schedule for the Evening:
5:00pm View display, refreshments, & mingling
5:25pm Speaker introduction
5:30pm Talk by Ewa Barczyk
6:00pm Refreshments & mingling
7:00pm Raffle drawings (must be present to win)

Questions? Email wlarchives@luc.edu. This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Women and Leadership Archives, University Libraries, and Branch Z-211 of the FCSLA.


Loyola Campus Map (Coffey Hall is #28 along Lake Michigan). Please use the southwest entrance to Coffey Hall due to construction in the area (see the construction map far below).

Parking is available for $8 in the main garage (P1 on the campus map). A golf cart shuttle (marked "PWA Event Coffey Hall") will run continuously (4:30-8pm) from the main parking garage to Coffey Hall.


Ewa Barczyk is president of the Association of Polish American Librarians; 1st Vice President of Polanki, Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Milwaukee; 2nd Vice President of Polish American Historical Association; and serves on the Cultural Committee of the Polish Center of Wisconsin. She holds a BS in psychology and Italian from Loyola University Chicago, an MA in Slavic Studies from University of Kansas, an MLS from Southern Connecticut in library sciences. She is the emerita Associate Provost and Director of Libraries at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She and her husband reside in Shorewood Wi and spend lots of time with their grandkids.

Footprints of Polonia: Polish Historical Sites Across North America The innumerable contributions of Polish immigrants and their descendants on communities in North America can be seen on monuments, bridges, churches, cultural centers, and cemeteries across the continent. These “footprints” of Polonia (the Polish diaspora), commemorating towering events and figures from history that are a source of pride among Polish Americans, are cataloged for readers in this unique volume. From Revolutionary War heroes Tadeusz Kosciuśzko and Casimir Pulaski to more recent figures like Pope John Paul II and political movements like Solidarity, statues and historic sites all over North America pay homage to their contributions and importance.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
Lake Shore
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Laura Berfield