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#StandWithUkraine: Calendar of upcoming events and new participating cities

#UWC news
February 17,2022 345
#StandWithUkraine: Calendar of upcoming events and new participating cities

For more than a month now, the international Ukrainian communities, organizations, churches, schools, and cultural institutions, as well as Ukrainian families and their friends have been hosted countless rallies in support of Ukraine. On February 16, the Day of Unity proclaimed by the President of Ukraine, residents of dozens of cities and capitals of the world responded to the call to demonstrate their support for Ukraine.

The advocacy of Ukrainian organizations within the UWC has not stopped for a moment. The Prosvita Ukrainian Cultural Society in Argentina sent a letter to the President of Argentina asking for solidarity with Ukraine against the background of Russian aggression. Marise Payne, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, reaffirmed her support for Ukraine and has supported the work of the Ukrainian community, led by the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations. UWC leaders and community leaders are actively advocating for Ukraine’s position in the media. We invite you to read and review recent interviews with UWC President Paul Grod, First Vice President Stefan Romaniw, Director of UWC Mission to the UN Andriy Dobriansky, and UWC Regional Vice President Pavlo Sadokha.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Planned actions in the USA:

Washington, DC: On Sunday, February 20, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, the Ukrainian community in Washington will hold a series of #StandWithUkraine events. The events are co-organized by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of AmericaUnited Help Ukraine, Ukrainian American Veterans, US Ukrainian ActivistsRazom for Ukraine, House of Ukraine, Ukrainian Freedom Foundation, other Ukrainian-American organizations, and members of the Ukrainian diaspora. Find more information here. Register here: uasolidarity.eventbrite.com

San Francisco, California: On Sunday, February 20, at 1 PM, the Ukrainian community in San Francisco will hold another rally at the San Francisco Ferry Building. More information about the event here.

San Diego, California: On Sunday, February 20, at 1:30 PM the Ukrainian community of San Diego will hold another rally in Balboa Park by the monument of Cid the Conquistador (south of Plaza de Panama fountain and near the San Diego Zoo). Read more details about the action from the organizers here.

Boston, Massachusetts: On Sunday, February 20, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the Ukrainian community of Boston will hold a series of events in support of Ukraine. The organizers invite participants to bring Ukrainian flags and symbols. More information can be found here.

Buenos Aires, Argentina: On Saturday, February 19, at 18:00pm,  the Ukraine Central Representation in Argentina will hold an event in honor of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred.

Paris, France: On Saturday, February 19, at 11:00, the Ukrainian community of Paris will honor the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. An ecumenical memorial service and ceremony with the participation of the Ambassador of Ukraine to France Vadym Omelchenko will be held in the Cathedral of St. Volodymyr the Great. More information can be found here.

Berlin, Germany: On Saturday, February 19, at 15:00 Ukrainians of Germany are invited to join the European Day of Solidarity with Ukraine, which will be held in Paris Square, in support of the #StandWithUkraine global campaign. Learn more about the action here.

Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, and Brisbane, Australia: On Sunday, February 20, large-scale actions in support of Ukraine will be held in the largest cities across the country. Follow the Ukrainian community in Australia for more information here.

Madrid, Spain: An action in support of Ukraine against Russian aggression and honoring the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred will take place on Sunday, February 20, at 13:00 in Madrid’s Plaza de España.

Lisbon, Portugal: A rally in support of Ukraine will take place near the Russian Embassy on Sunday, February 20, at 10:00. Information for all interested can be found here.

RECENT ACTIONS

New York City, New York: On February 17, the Ukrainian Congressional Committee of America organized a large-scale #StandWithUkraine event outside the United Nations building. Watch video broadcasts here.

Rome, Italy: A demonstration for peace in Ukraine, organized by the Holy Apostles community, took place on Thursday, February 17, in the Piazza del Apostoli, in the center of Rome. The event was attended by the mayor of Rome and representatives of almost all political parties in Italy.

Demonstrations in support of Ukraine took place in many countries around the world on the Day of Unity on February 16. Ukrainians gathered outside the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest, as well as in central squares in London, Riga, Beirut, and many other world capitals and cities. You can see more photos on the UWC’s Facebook page and Instagram.

Brazil: On February 12 & 13, Ukrainian communities and folk groups from Sao Paulo, Paraná, and Santa Catarina held numerous actions in solidarity with Ukraine.