My Slovakia, My Family: One Family’s Role in the Birth of a Nation

When:
July 11, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2013-07-11T19:00:00-07:00
2013-07-11T21:00:00-07:00
Where:
Antioch University campus, room 100
2326 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
USA
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Leslie Wright
206-268-5806

John Palka, PhD

Senior Fellow, Whidbey Institute; Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, Biology; Co-founder and Co-director, Program on the Environment

A two-time refugee from his Slovak homeland—in 1939 from the Nazis and in 1949 from the Communists—John Palka has retained his love for Slovakia and his fluency in the Slovak language. Since the fall of Communism in 1989, he has visited his family in Slovakia almost every year. These experiences inspired his research into the role that many generations of his family played in the national life of Slovakia, laying the foundation of his book.

Come hear Palka’s compelling story that began in 2002 about his journey discovering his family’s prominent role in Central European politics and the democracy movement in what was then Czechoslovakia.

www.jpalka.com

Download a PDF of the event flier: Global. John Palka. July2013