Upcoming November 2020 Holodomor Memorial Events
Nov 1–Nov 31
Holodomor: A Remembrance.
A Virtual Visual Art Presentation, Featuring Works by Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak of Houston, TX. Developed by the virtual exhibition team Roksolana Karmazyn, Chrystia Bryndzia, Ksenia Rychtycka, Anizia Karmazyn, and Olya Czerkas, in collaboration with the artist.
View with background music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpkjLLw5Ap0&feature=share
Nov 18, Wednesday 3pm CST
Remembering the Holodomor: Commemorating the Famine-Genocide in Ukraine.
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Centre and the Kyiv-Mohyla Foundation of America
Nov 18, Wednesday 7pm CT
In commemoration of International Holodomor Memorial Day: Teaching a Genocide the World Forgot a presentation by HREC Director of Education Valentina Kuryliw for the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, co-hosted by the Ukrainian American Community Center, Minneapolis.
Zoom registration: https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4bpOMtlpTrKI1BIJl9CPJQ
Nov 18, Wednesday 7pm EST
VIRTUAL EVENT: The Living (2008). Film Screening & Discussion.
This event is discussion only. Attendees can view the film prior to the event on YouTube .
Zoom registration: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LaDcmhn7QtOywOyHoHTgkA
The Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University and the Harriman Institute co-host an online screening and discussion of the documentary film The Living (2008) in commemoration of the 87th anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933. Professor Yuri Shevchuk will moderate a conversation and Q&A with director Serhiy Bukovsky and producer Victoria Bondar who will discuss how their film was made, its reception around the world, and more.
The Living intertwines two narratives: eyewitness testimonies by the survivors of the Great Famine, and the dramatic story of the Welsh journalist Gareth Vaughan Jones, one of the few Westerners who travelled to the Soviet Union and wrote about the genocide of Ukrainian peasants. The film celebrates the invincibility of the human spirit faced with the Soviet machine of mass murder. The US premiere of The Living took place on November 21, 2008 at Columbia University as the focal part of the international conference “The Holodomor in Film,” jointly organized by the Ukrainian Studies Program and the Harriman Institute. The Living was shown at numerous film festivals around the world.
Nov 18, Wednesday 7pm EST
Webinar featuring globally acclaimed artist Lesia Maruschak, and her Project MARIA about the Holodomor, organized by UNF Ottawa-Gatineau.
Zoom registration and information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rAnsCxkTReOosXXXhiAJqw
Nov 18, Wednesday
The International Foundation for the Development of the Holodomor Victims Memorialpresents the zernapravdy.org platform. Crowdfunding platform was set up by the International Foundation for the Development of the Holodomor Victims Memorial, one of the co-founders of which is the Ukrainian World Congress.
Nov 19, Thursday 7:30 EST
The Last Stand: The Third All-Ukrainian Conference of the Communist Party (bolsheviks) of Ukraine and the Holodomor, by Dr. Bohdan Klid, Director of Research, HREC
2020 Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture – Online, hosted by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.
Zoom registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XpM9xhVzQSmXmO55QqxDHQ
Nov 22, Sunday 1:30-3:00 MST
Online Documentary Screening of Hunger For Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story
Featuring the story of the Canadian journalist Rhea Clyman, an eyewitness to the Holodomor, based on research by Jars Balan of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. The 52-minute historical documentary will be followed by a conversation with Andrew Tkach and Jars Balan. https://www.ualberta.ca/canadian-institute-of-ukrainian-studies/news-and-events/seminars/2020/november/documentary-screening–hunger-for-truth-the-rhea-clyman-story.html
Nov 22, Sunday 3:00 CT
Virtual Commemoration: Remembering the Holodomor; Commemorating the Famine-Genocide in Ukraine, with Andrea Chalupa and Children of Survivors
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center with the Kyiv-Mohyla Foundation of America
Zoom registration AND info: https://18161.blackbaudhosting.com/18161/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=3215c747-b2f3-4b9a-9134-bf5e947eb35f
Nov 22, Sunday 9:00pm EST – Online with Facebook Live
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) hosts Canada’s National Online Holodomor Commemoration. The annual Holodomor commemoration on Parliament Hill will be replaced this year by a virtual commemoration, in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1844334992374460
Nov 23, Monday 4:00-5:00pm CST
Workshop: Free E-Lessons for Teachers Grades 3-4, 7-12 with facilitators Nadia Prokopchuk and Larry Mikulcik
Event information and registration at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-about-free-e-lessons-to-prepare-for-holodomor-awareness-week-tickets-
Nov 23, Monday 4:00-5:00pm CST
National Holodomor Awareness Week: Workshop About Free E-Lessons for Teachers
This online workshop will introduce teachers to two free resources to help teach students about the Holodomor. These lessons are ready to use and are classroom-ready. The Voices Into Action lesson, Exposing the Ukrainian Holodomor: How Starvation Was Used as a Political Weapon is designed for grades 9-12 students. The Holodomor Education and Awareness Committee lesson, How a Grain of Wheat Linked Two Worlds has been designed for Grade three and integrates outcomes from health, science, and social studies.
Audience: Grades 3-4, 7-12
Facilitators: Nadia Prokopchuk, Larry Mikulcik
Info & Registration: https://www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar/national-holodomor-awareness-week-workshop-about-free-e
Nov 28, Saturday 1:30 MST
A conversation with Anne Applebaum | Stalin’s War on Ukraine. Writing “Red Famine”, the Story of the Holodomor.
The conversation will be broadcast on the CIUS Facebook page:
Nov 28, Saturday 1:30 MST
The Association of the Ukrainian Diaspora in Greece “Ukrainian Greek Thought” and its chair Halyna Masliuk, under the auspices of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Hellenic Republic, organizes a teleconference on the terrible crime of the Stalinist regime – the Holodomor.
Nov 29, Sunday 12:00 EST
UCC-Toronto 2020 Holodomor Commemoration Panakhyda at the Holodomor Memorial, Exhibition Place in Toronto in accordance with Government of Ontario COVID-19 guidelines (no community participation or attendance). Please attend virtually via livestreaming
UCC-T Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ucctoronto
Nov 30, Monday 4:00 EST
The Holodomor; a conversation with Dr. Alexander Motyl
Hosted by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tPOn0alqTeKzRw8WbkaCxw
Dec 3, Thursday: 5:30 EST
What Mendel Osherowitch Saw: Ukraine during the Holodomor. Professor Lubomyr Luciuk will discuss “How People Live in Soviet Russia: Impressions from a Journey,” Mendel Osherowitch’s account of his visit to Soviet Ukraine in 1932 at a time when millions of Ukrainians were dying of starvation.
Zoom registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iP–4amBThq4t8rFM5rZ_g
The presentation will also be live-streamed by CIUS:https://www.facebook.com/canadian.institute.of.ukrainian.studies/
HREC’s newly-launched Holodomor Photo Directory features high quality, digital copies of original prints accompanied by in-depth descriptions and details on sources of more than 100 authenticated photographs from the Holodomor. The project began as an initiative of academic librarian and researcher Lana Babij to identify authentic photos from the Holodomor and distinguish them from photos taken during the 1920s famine in Ukraine.
HREC Education’s Holodomor Memorial Day in Schools resources:
View and download Holodomor Memorial Day 2020 pamphlet: https://education.holodomor.ca/holodomor-memorial-day-2020/
View and download HREC Education’s “Top Picks” of recommended resources on the Holodomor: https://education.holodomor.ca/top-picks/
Nov 7, 2:30 EST
Virtual commemoration and remarks honoring the victims of the Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide at the Holodomor Memorial in Washington, DC.
View video from the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIeT44EL1Rk&feature=youtu.be
New Books to Read:
Gal, Valentina. Philipovna: Daughter of Sorrow, Toronto: Guernica Editions, Inc. (MiroLand), 2019
Karpenko, Kat. The Photograph. NJ: BookBaby, 1 July 2020
- Holodomor Photo Directory: https://holodomor.ca/resources/hrec-photo-directory/
The NEW HREC Online Holodomor Photo Directory contains more than 100 authenticated and verifiable photographs from the Holodomor of 1932—1933, accompanied by in-depth descriptions and details on sources.
- Holodomor Film Directory for Educators:
- Mr. Jones film:
- Holodomor Memorial Day teaching resources:
- Holodomor Descendants:
- Track Holodomor History app available at The App Store and Google Play
App Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stormotion.trackholodomorhistory&hl=en_CA&gl=US
- Sign the petition to add the word “Holodomor” to the world’s English language dictionaries: