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FILADELFIJAS BRĪVO LATVJU BIEDRĪBA
PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY OF FREE LETTS

Reflections on Cultural Identity

  • 19 May 2018
  • 2:00 PM
  • The Latvian Society of Philadelphia

Registration is closed



Reflections on Cultural Identity - an exploration of the story of identity and how we document and reflect our stories.

Peter Dajevskis considers Latvian identity formation during the first Independence period and into WWII, life in the DP camps and emigration to the US. His story and his roots spring from his father, the well-known artist Evalds Dajevskis.

Representing those who were born and grew up in the US, Rita Laima Berzins’ will share documentation of her life in Latvia during the totalitarian state from her recently published book Skylarks and Rebels.

We’ll look back at our stories through alternate media when film maker Mara Pelece shares her work about the significance that diaspora activity held for Latvian society abroad.

Maija Hinkle, who has done extensive study of the return migration through the recently established “LaPa” museum, will share her findings and new projects.

Philadelphia resident Linda Rink will expand on her personal experiences growing up in the American Estonian community with broader observations gleaned as executive director of the Estonian American National Council.

Throughout the day the audience will participate in further open discussions of specific aspects of the story of identity through various forms of cultural roots and identity discovery.

Admission for the all day event is a donation to the Latvian Society starting at $10. Buy Tickets here or at the door.




The Philadelphia Society of Free Letts (The Latvian Society) 531 N. 7th Street • Philadelphia PA • 19123-3501 | (215) 922-9798

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