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90th Holodomor Anniversary Commemoration: Event listings. Part 1

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November 3,2023 805
90th Holodomor Anniversary Commemoration: Event listings. Part 1

The Ukrainian World Congress is urging Ukrainians worldwide to hold commemorative events and participate in the Holodomor-90 educational campaign, marking the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor genocide. Let us pay tribute to the countless innocent Ukrainians who lost their lives. Join the Holodomor genocide memorial events in your respective countries of residence.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Toronto Branch, invites you to participate in the memorial service honoring the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. The event will take place on November 25 at the Holodomor Memorial Parkette at 100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto. The event is scheduled for 14:00 local time.

Ukrainians in Canada are organizing a lecture by Dr. Kristina Hook about the crimes of Russians – “From Stalin to Putin: Analyzing Moscow’s Genocides 90 Years After the Holodomor“. The event will take place on November 6 at 19:00 local time. Details and registration form can be found at the link.

Holodomor Descendants Network also calls to join in honoring the memory of the Holodomor victims.

A traditional memorial march will be held in New York on November 18. The participants will take to the city streets to honor those who died during the mass famine of 1932-1933. In addition, a memorial service is planned in the St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church. “Please dress in embroidered shirts or dark and muted tones. Bring a battery-powered candle for the requiem service,” the event organizers said.

On November 16, the UN headquarters in New York will hold a discussion on the anniversary of the Holodomor – “Ninetieth Anniversary of Holodomor 1932 – 1933: The Weaponization of Food, Then and Now, and Ensuring the Right to Food for All.”

The Ukrainian Association of Washington State also calls on President Joe Biden and the White House to officially recognize the Holodomor of 1932-33 as a genocide of Ukrainians before the 90th anniversary of the tragedy.

Apart from that, the Ukrainian community calls to sign a petition to cancel the Pulitzer Prize for the Anglo-American journalist Walter Duranty. He won the award in 1932 for a series of manipulative reports from the Soviet Union in which he justified the existence of concentration camps, explained the need to destroy the enemies of Soviet power, and justified the necessity of Stalinist totalitarianism. Duranty also denied the Holodomor in the USSR and supported Stalin’s policies in the 1930s.

Commemorative events will also take place on November 3 in San Diego, California; November 8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; November 9 in Syracuse, New York; November 11 in Los Angeles, California; November 12 in Jenkintown (Pennsylvania), as well as San Francisco (California), November 15 in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), November 17 in Cleveland (Ohio), November 19 in Chicago (Illinois), November 15 in Austin (Texas). Learn more about each of the events on the website of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, as well as on the website of the Holodomor-90 campaign.

Wherever you live, we also invite you to join the virtual campaign of UWC and partners, the initiative #ShineALight, to tell the world about the past, present, and future of Ukraine.

To join the Holodomor-90 educational campaign, we suggest downloading materials, theses, videos, and banners at the link.