It was a struggle for decency
Maciej Zięba was born on 06.09.1954 in Wrocław. He graduated from the University of Wrocław with degree in Physics and started to work at the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management in Wrocław (IMGW). From 1974 he was involved in Catholic and opposition activity in the Club of the Catholic Intelligence. He organized fundraising for the oppressed, and in 1978, he organized the Weeks of Christian Culture in Wroclaw. During the strike in 1980 he served as a messenger between the strikers and Metropolitan Curia. He was a leader of Committee of the Company Solidarity ("Solidarność") in IMGW and an advisor in Wrocław Intercompany Strike Committee (MKS). He was an inventor and editor-in-chief of "Solidarność Dolnośląska" (Lower Silesian Solidarity) magazine. He was also a lecturer at workers' discussion clubs. He joined the Dominicans in 1981. Between 2007 and 2010 he was a director at European Center of Solidarity in Gdańsk.