The Wilson Center’s Cold War International History Project, in cooperation with the Institute of National Remembrance in Poland, presents a photo exhibition on:
The Phenomenon of Solidarity: Pictures from the History of Poland, 1980-1981
Photo Exhibition Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Founding of “Solidarity”
The event will be held on Monday, August 29 from 5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M in the Woodrow Wilson Center Memorial Hallway
Timothy McDonnell, Program Associate, History and Public Policy Program, Wilson Center
Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy
Agnieszka Rudzi?ska, Director of Public Education Office, and Deputy President, Institute of National Remembrance
Jan Olaszek, Department of Scientific Research and Documentation, Institute of National Remembrance
The Phenomenon of Solidarity commemorates the 30th anniversary of the founding of the movement, and highlights formative moments in its history. The exhibition traces key events, such as the strikes of August 1980 and the enforcement of Martial Law in December of 1981. The photographs offer a new perspective on the path leading to the creation of the Solidarity Trade Union, and provide an insight into the Union’s relations with the communist regime, as well as the prevailing social sentiment towards the movement amidst pivotal political, social, and economic developments in Poland.
The Phenomenon of Solidarity is part of an ongoing cooperative relationship between the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) and the Wilson Center’s Cold War International History Project. The event is co-hosted with the National Endowment for Democracy and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland to Washington, D.C.
The exhibition was prepared by the IPN’s Public Education Office and will be on display in the Woodrow Wilson Center Memorial Hallway from August 29th through September 29th, 2011.
More event information here: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-phenomenon-solidarity-pictures-the-history-poland-1980-1981