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#StandWithUkraine global actions continue – Upcoming and Past

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February 11,2022 273
#StandWithUkraine global actions continue – Upcoming and Past

For a third week in a row, Ukrainian communities and friends of Ukraine around the world have held actions and rallies as part of the international #StandWithUkraine campaign. Many more events are scheduled for the coming week.

Upcoming

United States: #StandWithUkraine rallies and demonstrations continue to be held across the country.

San Fransisco, CA: On Sunday, February 20th at 1 PM, the Ukrainian community in San Francisco will host another rally at the San Francisco Ferry Building. A link to the Google map location can be here. Further information can be found here.

San Diego, CA: On Sunday, February 20th at 1:30 PM, the Ukrainian community in San Diego will host another rally at Balboa Park by the monument of Cid the Conquistador (south of Plaza de Panama fountain and near the San Diego Zoo). Organizers say it is easiest to arrive and park from the House of Ukraine side of the park and to allow yourself plenty of time for parking. Participants are encouraged to bring Ukrainian flags, wear Ukrainian embroidered shirts, and bring posters. Find more information here.

Atlanta, GA: On Saturday, February 12th from 12-1 PM, the Ukrainian community of Atlanta will host a rally at the CNN Center, outside of the main entrance on 190 Marietta St NW. Find more information here.

Boston, MA: On Sunday, February 20th, the Ukrainian community of Boston will host multiple events in support of Ukraine:

  • 10:00 AM – A Memorial Service in honor of the Heavenly Hundred will be held after the Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church (24 Orchardhill Road, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)
  • 11:00 AM – A Memorial Service in honor of the Heavenly Hundred held at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church (146 Forest Hills St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)
  • 1:00 PM – Ukrainian Motorcade starting at 146 Forest Hills St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  • 3:00 PM – A Candlelight Vigil will be held at the World War II Memorial at Back Bay Fens Park to honor the Heavenly Hundred and all the soldiers and civilians who have died in the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war in eastern Ukraine (100 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215)

The organizers encourage participants to bring flags, symbols, and signs. Note that candles can be only LED and sound amplifiers are not allowed during the Candlelight Vigil at the World War II Memorial. Find more information here.

Washington, DC: On Sunday, February 20th, the Ukrainian community in Washington, DC will host multiple #StandWithUkraine events. The events are co-organized by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, United Help Ukraine, Ukrainian American Veterans, US Ukrainian Activists, Razom for Ukraine, House of Ukraine, Ukrainian Freedom Foundation, other Ukrainian-American organizations, and members of the Ukrainian diaspora. Find more information here.

Schedule of events:
  • 2:00-3:00 PM EST – The Eighth Annual Commemoration and Candle Vigil for the Heavenly Hundred/Nebesna Sotnia will be held at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the fallen heroes of the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity in 2013-2014 and the 14,000 soldiers and civilians who have died in the eight-year ongoing Russian war in eastern Ukraine.
  • 3:00-4:00 PM EST – A #StandWithUkraine Rally with speakers and performances will be held at the Lincoln Memorial.
  • 4:00-5:00 PM EST – A Peaceful March from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House.
Register in advance for the day here: uasolidarity.eventbrite.com More information can be found here.
New York City, NY: On Thursday, February 17th at 10:00 AM, a #StopPutinNow rally will be held at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, across the street from the United Nations building, organized by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, American European Solidarity Council, Ukrainian American Youth Association (CYM) – New York Branch, Ukrainian-American organizations. As the Russian Federation will hold the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of February 2022, this rally is scheduled to coincide with a briefing the Russian Federation will be convening on its letter from April 13, 2014 (S/2014/264) to discuss the implementation of the Minsk Agreement in relation to the situation in Ukraine. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, Special Representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group Mikko Kinnunen, and Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Yaşar Halit Çevik are expected to brief.

Organizers are calling on Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine from all nearby states to gather for this critical event. Find more information here.

Madrid, Spain: On Sunday, February 20th at 13:00, an action in support of Ukraine against Russian aggression and in honor of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred will be held Plaza de España in Madrid.

Paris, France: On Saturday, February 19th at 11:00, the Ukrainian community in Paris will host a commemoration for the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred at the Cathedral of St. Volodymyr the Great in Paris. After the service, His Excellency Vadym Omelchenko, Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to France, and Taras Horiszny, President of the Representative Committee of the Ukrainian Community in France will speak, wreaths will be laid, and the Ukrainian national anthem will be sung. More information can be found here.

Berlin, Germany: On Sunday, February 13th at 15:00, Ukrainians in Berlin will host a rally at Brandenburger Tor to which organizers are encouraging participants to wear pots on their heads – yes pots! In 2014, during the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, to stop the protests, the government of Yanukovich adopted a law banning the wearing of protective helmets, and any other defensive equipment. In reponse, Ukrainians took to the streets wearing pots, buckets, and colanders to show the absurdity of the government’s actions.

According to the organizers: “In our time, while the war with Russia in eastern Ukraine has been going on for eight years; while Russia occupied Crimea; while Russia has now drawn 135,000 soldiers to the Ukrainian border – Germany has sent 5,000 second-class helmets to Ukraine. It is absurd. That is not remotely what we asked for, but thank you, Germany. Your help – is like pots against bullets. In two weeks since the last demonstration, we have not seen any new actions in support of Ukraine!” More information can be found here.

Samsun, Turkey: On February 12th at 13:00, the Black Sea Association of Ukrainians will hold a peaceful action of gratitude to Turkey for supporting and recognizing the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The action will take place on the embankment of Samsun: Ömürevleri İskelesi’nde. The organizers are encouraging participants to bring Ukrainian flags and symbols. Find more information here.

Antalya, Turkey: On Sunday, February 12th at 12:00, the Ukrainian Family in Antalya will join the action to show gratitude to Turkey for supporting and recognizing the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The action will take place at Saat Kulesi, in the center of Antalya. Find more information here.

Past Events:

Canada:

On February 6, 2022, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress held #StandWithUkraine rallies in 30 communities from coast to coast to coast in support of the Ukrainian people in their fight against Russia’s aggression. They called on the Government of Canada to provide Ukraine with defensive weapons immediately. More information about the rallies and next steps can be found here.

 

United States: #StandWithUkraine rallies were held across the country on February 5 & 6, 2022.

On February 6, 2022, demonstrations in support of Ukraine took place in several cities in California, attended by hundreds of Ukrainians. They expressed support for the Motherland in this time of threat of further invasion by Russia. Belarusians, Georgians, and Lithuanians joined the action. The action was featured on Voice of America.

 

Los Angeles, CA: Ukrainians of Los Angeles held a rally at the Wilshire Federal Building on Sunday, February 6th.

San Fransisco, CA: On Sunday, February 6th at 1 PM, the Ukrainian community in San Francisco hosted a rally at the San Francisco Ferry Building. The rally was featured in The Stanford Daily, the newspaper of Standford University.

San Diego, CA: The Ukrainian community in San Diego held a rally at the San Diego Museum of Art on Sunday, February 6th at 2:00 PM. The demonstration was featured in an article by 10 News: San Diego.

Santa Monica, CA: On Saturday, February 5th at 12 PM, the Ukrainian community in Santa Monica hosted a rally at the Santa Monica Pier.

San Antonio, TX: The Ukrainian community in San Antonio held a rally at 115 N Main Ave in San Antonio on Sunday, February 6th at 2 PM.

NYC, NY: On Saturday, February 5th at 4 PM, Razom for Ukraine held a flash mob at 22 Battery Place in New York.

On February 7th, students at St. George’s Academy in New York met with Dr. Walter Zarycky, Executive Director of the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, visited with the SGA seniors to discuss and give factual past and present information on Russia and the ongoing threat to Ukraine. Dr. Zarycky asked students to address their local congressmen/women in support of Ukraine. Watch the video the students recorded in support of Ukraine here.

Brazil: On February 6, 2022, the Ukrainian community in Curitiba, Brazil gathered in the in the Igreja Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora church to pray for Ukraine in connection to the growing threat of Russian aggression. The action was featured in local Brazilian news outlet Paraná – read the article here.

Argentina: On February 8, 2022, the newly elected Ambassador of the United States of America to Argentina Marc Stanley and the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Ukraine to Argentina Sergiy Nebrat visited the People’s House of the Prosvita Ukrainian Cultural Society in Buenos Aires. The board of the society, led by UWC Regional Vice President Jorge Danylyshyn, together with members of their dance ensemble, greeted the guests with traditional bread and salt. They told the officials about the activities of the society and presented the premises and projects that they are developing within it. During the conversation, the US Ambassador stressed the importance of supporting Ukraine, including the Ukrainian community in Argentina, through the deployment of Russian troops and military equipment near Ukraine’s borders. All participants joined the UWC in the #StandWithUkraine campaign in support of Ukraine.

Barcelona, Spain: On Sunday, February 6th at 12:00, Ukrainians in Spain held a rally at Plaza Catalunya.

Milan, Italy: The Consulate General of Ukraine in Milan held a rally on Mercanti Street at 15:00 on Saturday, February 5th.

Germany: On February 6th, in Dresden, Dusseldorf, and Munich, Ukrainian communities held a coordinated action in support of Ukraine and against Russian aggression. The joint action was featured in an article by DW. According to the organizers, about 350 people attended the Munich rally at Marienplatz Square.

Amsterdam, Netherlands: The Ukrainian community in the Netherlands and their Dutch friends took to the streets of Amsterdam to express their support for Ukraine on Sunday, February 6th. View more photos here.

Oslo, Norway: On Saturday, February 5th at 11:00, the Ukrainian Community in Norway hosted a rally at Stortinget.

Helsinki, Finland: The Ukrainian Association in Finland held an action at 13:00 on Saturday, February 5th at the Mannerheim Monument. An appeal prepared by the Society of Ukrainians in Finland to the President, Government, and Parliament of Finland to support Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression was read. Ukrainians were joined by Finns, Belarusians, Lithuanians, Kazakhs, and even Russians from Mikkeli, Kotka, Porvo, Guvenka, Gamenlinna, and Kirkonumi. Read more about the event here.

Sofia, Bulgaria: On February 9th, a STOP PUTIN action was held in front of the Russian Embassy in which local Ukrainians and Bulgarians took part. The action was featured in an article by Украински Вести (Ukrainsky Vesty)

Algeria: The Ukrainian community in Algeria joined the #StandWithUkraine campaign virtually to show its support for Ukraine.

 

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