Mar 16, 2007

Rusyn: Information Session to Address Ethnicity

Carpatho-Rusyn Society in Ohio, USA, is set to host an information session on 18 March 2007 on the history and cultural heritage of the Carpatho-Rusyn community and their emigration to North America at the turn of the 20th century.

Below is an article published by The Morning Journal:

The Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society presents a ''Who Are We?'' program at 1:30 p.m. Sunday [18 March 2007] at St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church, 8111 Brecksville Road, Brecksville [USA]. John Righetti, national president, Carpatho-Rusyn Society, is guest speaker. More than 100,000 members of an ethnically distinct people from the Carpathian Mountain region of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire emigrated to North America at the turn of the 20th century. The second-largest concentration of this Slavic people settled in the Cleveland area. Their descendants know that they are of Slavic ancestry, but may be unsure as to which specific ethnic group they belong. Righetti will sort through various terminology to identify historical roots and will outline the differences between a few of these ethnic groups. […]