In this episode you will hear:
• A mission to give voices to those who are not heard
Art gives a voice, empowers, returns dignity and changes lives. This is what Anna Rak and the acting school she graduated from in New York believe in. Anna is a Polish actress there who works with inmates – her work has also changed her life. She also aims to give a voice to art communities in New York who have so much to offer and are not heard enough.
• A Polish-Canadian athlete wins gold for Canada in Pyeongchang
Alex Kopacz was born in a Polish Canadian family in London, Ontario. At 6 foot 5 (195 cm) you would imagine him in basketball, but Alex is the reigning Olympic co-champion in the two-man bobsleigh event. Together with his pilot they won gold for Canada at this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
• People of African descent in Poland
We have heard on POLcast about the experience of people from other countries and ethnicities living in Poland. One person who has actually done solid research in this field is Sarah Grunberg, a sociologist and professor at Ithaca College, New York, who wrote a PhD thesis at the Graduate School for Social Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the University of Warsaw on Race and Identity in the Polish-African Communities of Poland.
Also in this episode:
• Greatpoles.pl on Ernest Malinowski.
• Smacznego! Eating Polish: wild mushroom soup