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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Orange: The Struggle for Freedom in Communist Poland

This paper seeks to examine the Orange Alternative, an underground non-violent protest movement in Poland, occurring between 1983 and 1989. An emphasis is placed on the setting of Wroclaw, Poland where the College at Brockport currently offers a summer study abroad program. Analysis is given from a rhetorical perspective relying on concepts from the fields of communication, history, and to some extent theater. The nonsensical and absurd nature of the movement provides a humorous backdrop from which to study the will of a people desperately wanting to be free.

Presenter: Joshua Sliker (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: American Democracy Project
Location: 216 Hartwell
Time: 9:40 am (Session I)