Category Archives: Speakers

SASW Speakers’ Series: Zelení Nahlas – Environmentalism in Slovakia in the Revolution and After – Saturday, March 6, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: Zelení Nahlas: Environmentalism in Slovakia in the Revolution and After by Edward Snajdr, John Jay College, CUNY Saturday, March 6, 2:00 pm EST To register for this event on the GoToMeeting platform, please visit: https://bit.ly/2NIBzd6. If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@dcslovaks.org. While […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Beginning Slovak Genealogy Research – Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: Beginning Slovak Genealogy Research by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A. Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 pm EST To register for this event on the Zoom platform, please visit: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtcemrpzstGNz3kH7qA2DlNiZTRFQp2hpW. If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@dcslovaks.org. Curious about your Slovak roots but don’t know where […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The Great Return: How Reverse Migration Is Transforming Slovakia in the 21st Century – Saturday, February 6, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “The Great Return:  How Reverse Migration Is Transforming Slovakia in the 21st Century” by Dr. Zuzana Palovič, Global Slovakia Saturday, February 6, 1:00 pm EST  To register for this event on the GoToMeeting video conferencing platform, please visit: https://bit.ly/3ojr9x2 The history of Slovakia is a history of migration. For over […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in 2021 – Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC presents “The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in 2021” by Dr. Cecilia Rokusek, Stefanie Kohn & David Muhlena Tuesday, January 12th 7:00 p.m. (EST) To register for this event on the GoToMeeting video conferencing platform, please visit: https://bit.ly/35ouQL6 Please join us for a special evening with […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Slovak and Czech Christmas Traditions – Sunday, December 13, 2020

The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC presents “Slovak and Czech Christmas Traditions” with  Dr. Gabriela Bereghazyová and Dr. Zuzana Palovič of Global Slovakia  Sunday, December 13, 1:00pm EDT In the heart of Europe, Christmas folklore and customs speak of a distant past, mystical ancestry, and a wholesome life and values. Slovak and Czech Christmas […]

“The Battle of Dukla Pass” Recording Available Now on YouTube

A recording of our recent presentation, “The Battle of Dukla Pass,” by Bill Tarkulich is now available for viewing on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/UFud4x2cDa4 DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak American Society, features more videos from our past speaker events.  Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about our latest videos. Sincerely, The […]

“Coal Mine Culture – A World of Its Own” Recording Available Now on YouTube

A recording of our recent presentation, “Coal Mine Culture – a World of Its Own” by John Righetti, is available for viewing on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/gnIyBmT6s7k DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak American Society, features more videos from our past speaker events. Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about our latest […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Coal Mine Culture – a World of Its Own – October 31, 2020

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. in cooperation with The Carpatho-Rusyn Society presents “Coal Mine Culture – a World of Its Own” A talk by John Righetti Saturday, October 31, 2:00 PM (EDT) Among the very first industrial-era immigrants to the United States were citizens of Austria-Hungary, who were recruited to work the coal […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The Battle of Dukla Pass – October 24, 2020

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “The Battle of Dukla Pass” by Bill Tarkulich Saturday, October 24th, 2:00 PM (EST) By 1944, the Russian and First Czechoslovak armies were moving aggressively across Poland and Ukraine in a broad front, to crush Germany and liberate the subjugated citizens. Although the armies initially planned to […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950 – October 19, 2019

Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950 Paul S. Valasek Genealogist and Historian Saturday, October 19th, 2:00 pm Slovak Embassy 3523 International Court, NW Washington, DC RSVP is required by Thursday, October 17th at rsvp@dcslovaks.org Admission is free. “Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950” will show and discuss the major trans-Atlantic steamship companies, ports, and ships that our ancestors chose for their […]