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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Ukrainian Canadian Congress launches fundraising campaign to raise awareness of 1932-33 Ukrainian genocide

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress announces the 2010 fundraising campaign to support Holodomor awareness and education.
Beginning with a remarkable 75th anniversary commemorative year in 2008, the achievements of the Ukrainian community in raising awareness and gaining recognition of this genocide continue to resonate.

A successful tour of the International Remembrance Flame, recognition of the Holodomor as genocide by the federal government and five provincial legislatures, and the most recent tribute by Prime Minister Harper at the Holodomor memorial in Kyiv last month are only a few highlights of a successful campaign.

The accomplishments to date are also a direct result of the community's generous financial support. The UCC's work, however, is far from complete. There are many more Canadians still to reach with the message that the Holodomor was genocide of the Ukrainian people and it must serve as a reminder to future generations in the prevention of similar crimes against humanity.

Your contribution to the UCC Holodomor Awareness Fund will support:

  • Completion of the documentation of Holodomor survivor testimonies and further development of the website Sharing the Story
  • Development of teaching materials on the Holodomor and training for educators in our public, catholic and private schools throughout the country;
  • Publication and distribution of general information about the Holodomor in the English, French and Ukrainian languages for all interested Canadians;
  • Annual promotion of National Holodomor Awareness Week in November.
All donations should be made payable to the UCC Charitable and Educational Trust with the designation of Holodomor Awareness Fund. Please send your cheques to Ukrainian Canadian Congress, 203-952 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, R2W 3P4. Donations can also be made online.

Help reveal the truth about the Holodomor. Make your donation today!

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