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Holodomor: The Ukrainian Famine of the 1930s

Made in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute and H.S. Pshenychnyi Central State Film, Photo and Sound Archive of Ukraine

Why Should the World Care?’ How the Holodomor fits into the wider understanding of Stalin’s USSR, and how the famine was covered in world media.

With Dr Daria Mattingly, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow and Affiliated Lecturer in Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge.

Day of Commemoration of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

Day of Commemoration of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

Ukrainians around the world will mark February 20th as Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day, to remember when over 100 brave individuals, whose lives were tragically cut short in Kyiv on this date in 2014.

This group of protestors, dubbed The Heavenly Hundred – Небесна Сотня, were killed in clashes with oppressive security forces in Kyiv on February 20, 2014. Protesting human rights and fundamental freedom abuses, and the backsliding of Ukraine’s pro-European course, they gave their “soul and body for [their] freedom” as Ukraine’s anthem declares, and in the process changed the fate of their country. Their sacrifice is a reminder of the Ukrainian nation’s eternal aspirations for freedom.

UCCA and the entire Ukrainian American community pays tribute to those brave heroes whose lives were tragically taken during the Revolution of Dignity.

“It is with great reverence that we mark this solemn anniversary, the Day of the Heavenly Hundred,” stated UCCA President Andriy Futey. “These are heroes who gave their lives in defense of Ukraine, as are the thousands of brave Ukrainian soldiers who have given their lives defending Ukraine against Russia’s 7 year campaign to retake Ukraine militarily. I urge the entire community and all those that share our grief to join UCCA in this solemn observance.”

Heroes Never Die!

Вічная Пам’ять!

Fighting for the Self: Poetry from the Gulag

Made in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute and H.S. Pshenychnyi Central State Film, Photo and Sound Archive of Ukraine

How the dissident poet Vasyl Stus fought for human and national rights and created unique poetry of the self, overcoming the extreme conditions of the Soviet Gulag.

With Dr Bohdan Tokarsky, URIS Fellow at the University of Basel and the 2020/21 Prisma Ukraїna Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin.

Les Kurbas: Ukrainian Avant-Garde Theatre

Made in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute and H.S. Pshenychnyi Central State Film, Photo and Sound Archive of Ukraine

How the experimental director, Les Kurbas, radically transformed Ukrainian theatre and was at the cutting edge of theatre innovations across Europe.

With Dr Mayhill C. Fowler, Associate Professor, Director of Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stetson University.

Why Do Ukrainians Take To The Streets?

Made in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute and H.S. Pshenychnyi Central State Film, Photo and Sound Archive of Ukraine

Why Ukrainians, in spite of their divisions, are always ready to come out onto the streets and stand up for their rights.

With Dr Ola Onuch, Associate Professor in Politics (Senior Lecturer), University of Manchester.