Wayne Community College will host two sessions about the Russia-Ukraine war with an international speaker this Friday, March 11.
During the “Witnessing History: The Ukraine Crisis” presentations, Anna Krzeminska-Kacynska, an education diplomat, will explain the war and its challenges as it is unfolding. She will be speaking live from southern Poland, where most of the Ukrainian refugees are pouring in. Participants will be able to ask questions after she speaks.
Hour-long sessions will be held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Moffatt Auditorium in the Wayne Learning Center on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro.
The presentations have been arranged by Allyson Daly, an English instructor and a coordinator for the college’s Scholars of Global Distinction program, who noted that “every single day the situation changes drastically.”
“I truly come to you with a sense of urgency as it is our responsibility to enlighten ourselves on the world in which we live,” Daly said. “It may be tempting for most of us, so far away, to watch the crisis and pity the people of Ukraine, but pity is a spectator sport. Let’s model a community that seeks to understand.”
These events are free and open to the public.