Famous Polish Women Honored
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – The Piast Institute announces the establishment of the Polish Women’s Hall of Fame on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017. The virtual exhibit, hosted at www.FamousPolishWomen.com raises awareness of and honors women’s lives and contributions to culture and history of Poland and the world. The project provides biographies, photographs, bibliographies, and articles on women in Poland and the diaspora.
Ashley Fallon, the director of the newly opened Polish Women’s Hall of Fame, explained that the Hall of Fame will serve as a resource for the Polish community, for schools and universities, and especially for young Polish women—and for women everywhere. While individuals like Marie Skłodowska Curie are well-known, the overall story of the achievements and contributions of Polish women has long been overlooked. “We can never fully understand who we are until we join the stories of our mothers to those of our fathers,” said Dr. Thaddeus Radzilowski, President of the Piast Institute.
Nominations from the general public are accepted in six categories: Science and Education, Arts and Humanities, Religion, Public Life and Service, Philanthropy, and Sports. Final selections for Hall of Fame inductees will be made by a distinguished international panel. For more information, please visit the website at: www.FamousPolishWomen.com or call Ashley Fallon at the Piast Institute at (313) 733-4535 ext. 105.