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Women and Leadership Archives


Polish Women's Alliance of America Spring Luncheon & Fundraiser: May 21

Please join PWA Council 27 for an interesting event exploring women’s ethnic voices in journalism as we observe UNESCO World Press Freedom Day.

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Lone Tree Manor • 7730 N. Milwaukee Avenue • Niles, IL
Entry at 11:30 a.m.
Admission: $35 • Free parking on site
UNESCO World Press Freedom Day was established in 1993 to recognize the importance of a free and pluralistic press in democratic societies. A panel discussion with women journalists from local media outlets and fraternal organizations about the challenges facing the ethnic press in the 21st century will be followed by a luncheon with wine and a Cash Raffle to benefit the PWA Archives Preservation Project at Loyola University Chicago.

The ethnic press has played a significant role in immigrant communities in the U.S., keeping them in touch with their countries of origin while also helping them to assimilate in their new homeland. The Polish American press has been especially influential for nearly two centuries of its existence and it continues to be vibrant and meaningful, even as its mission keeps changing. Many of the Polish American publications and media outlets currently have women as managing editors, and this too has impacted the way news is reported. Come and meet some of them at this event.


  • Alicja Otap, Dziennik Związkowy
  • Lidia Kowalewicz, Naród Polski
  • Geraldine Balut Coleman, Polish American Journal
  • Lucyna Migala, Radio WCEV
  • Magda Marczewska, Radio WPNA
  • Lidia Rozmus, Głos Polek
  • Mary Mirecki Piergies, Głos Polek

Cash Bar. Family-style luncheon with wine included. Cash Raffle and Book Table.

Proceeds to benefit the PWA Archives Project at Loyola University Chicago – Women and Leadership Archives.
Please call Antoinette Trela at 847-323-1005 for reservations or for more information. Reservation deadline is May 18th.
You may pay for reserved tickets at the door.