The future of Latvians abroad

  • 2011-11-30
  • By Karlis Streips
Last week I had the privilege of attending the celebration of Latvian Independence Day in my hometown of Chicago and delivering the keynote address therein. I was very much encouraged by the fact that more than 300 people attended the event, which showed that emigre Latvians have not given up the fight. Back in the early 1990s, when Latvia had just regained its independence, there was a great deal of confusion among Latvian organizations in the West, because the goal had been achieved, and it was not clear what should be done next. Enrollment at Saturday, Sunday and summer schools began ...
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