Sunday, November 19th: 90th Anniversary Holodomor Commemoration

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Ukrainian Students United at UW, partnered with the Ukrainian Association of Washington State, are hosting a Holodomor Commemoration and a film screening of the award-winning Mr. Jones to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Holodomor, Stalin's famine-genocide that starved millions of Ukrainians to death between 1932 and 1933.

The movie Mr. Jones is a powerful drama that highlights the life of the journalist Gareth Jones and his courageous efforts to uncover the truth about the Holodomor. It serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of preserving historical memory and advocating for truth and justice. 

Each November, Ukrainians solemnly honor and pay tribute to the millions that suffered and died during the Holodomor, meaning death by hunger. On this 90th anniversary, November 19th, Ukrainian Students United at UW invites everyone to honor the past and to gain knowledge for the future. 

This event will take place on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30pm in Kane Hall (Room 225), University of Washington. Additionally, there will be featured speakers, such as Andrea Chalupa, the producer of Mr. Jones, and Tetiana Soproniuk, a doctoral student at the Department of History of Ukraine, at the Nizhyn Mykola Gogol State University in Ukraine. Admission is free.

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