Celebrating the 2012 International Year of Janusz Korczak, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland will hold a day-long seminar – Janusz Korczak and Children's Rights in Contemporary Perspective on May 8, 9:30 am-5:00 pm. The program will include: panel discussions - Part I: Janusz Korczak - a predecessor ofChildren's Human Rights; Part II: Basic education and gender equality; Part III: Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse; a Q and A session; along with remarks by Consul General Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka and Ambassador Witold Sobków, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the UN.
Janusz Korczak, the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit was a Polish-Jewish educator, children's author, and pediatrician known as Pan Doktor (Mr Doctor) or Stary Doktor (the Old Doctor). After spending many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw, he refused freedom and stayed with his orphans when the organization was sent from the Ghetto to Treblinka extermination camp.
The event will be held at the Consulate General of Poland – 233 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. RSVP by May 4: firstname.lastname@example.org; 646-237-2112 (or 2185).