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|
|Time:||9:40 am (Session I)|