Referral: Thomas Kukucka Memorial Lecture

2:00 pm
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Gateway To Opportunity: Slovak Immigration in Pittsburgh
Lisa A. Alzo

This year, Pitt's annual memorial keynote lecture on Slovak culture, which helps keep alive the memory of Thomas Kukučka (whose commitment to Slovakia in the 1980s helps future generations to improve their knowledge of the country), will focus on Slovak Immigration in Pittsburgh.

Since the 1800s Pittsburgh has welcomed generations of Slovak immigrants. Once known as the "Gateway to the West", Pittsburgh and its surrounding regions were a magnet for chain migration, attracting those who carved out livings in the steel mills, iron, glass, and other factories along its famous three rivers. This lecture explores the stories of both famous and everyday Slovaks who served as the bridge between America and their European Homeland.

Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A. will be presenting.

A recording will be made and available to the public for those who cannot make the actual event on 3/24.

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Cathedral of Learning, Room 332
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