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    Rusyn Ethnicity in the 21st Century
    Being Rusyn is not just our past….. It Is Our Future! 

    Sunday, March 10, 2013
    2:00 - 4:30 PM

    St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church
    8111 Brecksville Road

    Brecksville, Ohio 44141

    Please join us for this inspiring presentation by:

    John Righetti, noted international speaker on Rusyn issues and Maria Silvestri, young Rusyn activist who has lived and worked among Rusyns in Europe and America

    By 1960, it was believed that Carpatho-Rusyn ethnicity was on its last leg; a people that would soon disappear from the world scene. Then, in 1989, Communism in Eastern Europe fell and around the world the Rusyn community was revived!

    Now what? The process of globalization is changing the way countries function and the way people look at themselves. Knowing one's Rusyn culture is fast becoming one way for young people to be economically successful.

    Learn what has happened to Rusyns over the last 150 years: their decline, revival and what the Rusyn community in the US and the world must do to keep its culture going. Hear why it is important for the young to understand their Rusyn culture for the success of their community and their own personal success as well.


    Admission, $5.00 - All students and members, free
    Light refreshments will be served.
    Sales table with Rusyn and Easter items
    For information, call Bonnie at 440 729-2045