Human Rights advocate Adam Michnik, an opponent of the former Polish communist regime, will speak at Loyola Marymount University from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 29th, at LMU University Hall, in Ahmanson Auditorium, off the main lobby.

Michnik is the editor-in-chief of Poland’s largest newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, and is internationally known as a human rights activist, essayist, author and historian, said Christine M. Nangle, assistant director of communications and media.

Michnik was incarcerated as a political prisoner for more than six years by the communist regime, and has received awards such as the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and the International Press Institute’s Hero of the Freedom of the Press Award.

The lecture is sponsored by LMU’s Theological Studies Department and coordinated by Professor Bohdan Oppenheim, director of LMU’s Mechanical Engi- neering Graduate Program, according to Nangle.

Information, Professor Oppenheim, (310) 338-2825.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available on Level P1 and parking information and a campus map are available at