By Selena Stevens
Walesa, leader of Poland's 10 million-member Solidarity
movement, Poland's first democratically elected president
and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, will speak on
Oct. 23 at the Singletary Center for the Arts.
3, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Poland's
first democratically elected president and Nobel Peace
Prize winner Lech Walesa will speak at the Singletary
Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tudesay, Oct. 23.
Walesa led a 10 million-member Solidarity Labor movement
meant to end communist leadership throughout Eastern
repeated imprisonment, Walesa successfully aided in
ending communist rule in Eastern Europe. For this
work, Walesa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in
1983. He also was named man of the year by Time magazine,
The Financial Times, The London Observer, Die Welt,
Die Zeit, L' Express and Le Soir.
later, Walesa was elected president of Poland and
set the country on the path to becoming a free-market
he became the head of the Lech Walesa Institute, which
seeks to reform democracy and free markets in Eastern
Europe and throughout the developing world. Walesa's
visit to UK is sponsored by the UK Student Activities
are free, and students will have priority for seating.
Tickets are available at the UK Student Center Ticket
office and by calling (859) 257-8427.