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Slovak Conversation Groups

Dear Friends, Thanks to everyone who responded to our question about Slovak-language conversation groups.  After much figuring, plotting, and triangulation, we’re finally ready to start talking po slovensky! The Slovak conversation groups will meet in three different locations in the Washington, DC area.  Each group will meet once a month and you are welcome to participate […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Six Events that Made Milan Štefánik a Founding Father of Czecho-Slovakia

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C.&Friends of Slovakia present: “Six Events that Made Milan Štefánik a FoundingFather of Czecho-Slovakia” by Kevin McNamaraForeign Policy Research Institute Saturday, May 4th, 1:30 pm Arlington Central LibraryBluemont Room (2nd Floor)1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington, VA Free admission, but RSVP is required by Wednesday, May 1st to rsvp@dcslovaks.org As the only wholly Slovak leader of the independence movement […]

Martin Votruba (1948-2018)

Martin Votruba (1948-2018) By Dr. Michael J. Kopanic, Jr. (Adjunct Professor of History, University of Maryland University College) It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of an outstanding teacher, dear friend and esteemed colleague, Professor Martin Votruba.  He served as the Head of Slovak Studies Program and was a Senior Lecturer […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Prelude to February 1948: Crisis in Slovakia and the Roots of a Communist Coup D’Etat

Prelude to February 1948: Crisis in Slovakia and the Roots of a Communist Coup D’Etat by Dr. Luke Ryder, US Holocaust Museum Saturday, November 3rd, 2:00 pm Arlington Central Library 1015 N. Quincy Street Arlington, VA Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by Wednesday, October 31st, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org The Czechoslovak Communist Party’s (CPC) seizure of power in February 1948 […]

SASW Speakers’ Series – 1848: Slovaks between Imperial Vienna and Antagonistic Budapest – Saturday, October 20th

1848: Slovaks between Imperial Vienna and Antagonistic Budapest by Prof. Martin Votruba, University of Pittsburgh Saturday, October 20th, 2:00 PM Embassy of Slovakia 3523 International Ct, NW Washington, DC RSVP is required, by Wednesday, October 17th, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org Lajos Kossuth, the Kingdom of Hungary’s politician born to a Slovak nobleman father and a German mother, wrote in 1842 […]

Café Night – Scholarship Fundraiser – Sunday, October 14th

The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC is holding its fifth annual Café Night at Bistro Bohem (www.bistrobohem.com) to raise scholarship funds for Slovak students attending VSM/City University in Slovakia.  Since 1996, the SASW has raised nearly $50,000 and funded partial tuition scholarships for over 50 students in financial need.  There will be live Gypsy swing music […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact

The SASW and Friends of Slovakia present:   “The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact” by Prof. Gregory C. Ference, Salisbury University Saturday, September 29th, 2:00 pm Columbia Pike Branch Library 816 South Walter Reed Dr. Arlington, VA   Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by Wednesday, September 26th, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org With the outbreak of war in 1914, American […]