PAHA Awards

Between January 5 – 7, the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) will hold its 74th annual meeting at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver to discuss the winners of its annual awards. The meeting is held in association with the American Historical Association’s 131st Annual Meeting on the subject of “Historical Scale; Linking Levels of Experience.” Award recipients will be recognized at a specialreception the evening of January 7 at the Polish Club in Denver.This year, the following prizes were awarded in artistic categories:

Creative Arts Award – Former PMC Director Dr. Maja Trochimczyk, for her achievements as a poet, especially in her two books dedicated to Polish victims of WWII, Slicing the Bread (Finishing Line Press, 2014), and The Rainy Bread, (Moonrise Press, 2016).

Skalny Civic Achievement Award – President of the Polish American Film SocietyElizabeth Kanski, and Artistic Director of the Polish Film Festival in Los AngelesVladek Juszkiewicz, were recognized for their work organizing the Film Festival, held in Los Angeles for the past 16 years and promoting Polish cinema and international film collaborations through hundreds of screenings, lectures, and panel presentations in Los Angeles and Orange County, in collaboration with CSUN, USC, UCLA and other partners.

To view the full list of 2016 PAHA award winners and their accomplishments, visit

Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 7 p.m.
2016 PAHA Awards Reception

Polish Club of Denver
3121 West Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219
Admission: $50 (with registration)
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[Source: press release]