News & Events

Cross-Canada Ukrainian-famine awareness tour stops in Winnipeg

October 28, 2022 from the Free Press.

A mobile classroom that travels across Canada to teach people about the Holodomor famine in Ukraine has made a stop in Winnipeg.

The Holodomor National Awareness Tour bus presents more than 20 different documentary videos, along with educational activities for youth that outline the man-made famine, which killed millions in Soviet Ukraine from 1932-33.

The bus is sometimes used for school presentations, but it has been parted outside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights since Thursday, and is open to all through Sunday.

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Mobile classroom on historic Ukrainian famine to stop in Kingston

July 15, 2022 from the Kingston Whig Standard.

A travelling classroom will give Kingston the opportunity to learn about the Holodomor famine, a Soviet-manufactured tragedy that killed millions of Ukrainians in the 1930s and which holds significance for Russian-Ukrainian relations today.

The Holodomor Mobile Classroom, housed inside a modified coach bus, will be making a stop at Kingston East Community Centre on Monday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free for anyone to attend.

“The Holodomor is a tragedy too often overlooked or outright unknown to Westerners,” Jake Miller, a librarian of adult programming at Kingston Frontenac Public Library, said. “Learning about this event and its impact on the Ukrainian nation’s relations with Russia is not only timely but essential to understanding their turbulent historical relationship. Knowledge can lead to understanding, understanding to empathy and, hopefully, empathy to peace.”

Visitors will learn about the Holodomor famine, its lasting impact on Ukraine and its repercussions for Canadian farmers and Canadian-Ukrainians, while bringing to the forefront “the values of human rights, equality and social justice”.

The Canada-Ukraine Foundation’s Holodomor National Awareness Tour has sent the mobile classroom from coast to coast with the goal of educating about “the consequences of hate, bullying, discrimination and intolerance through the lens of the Holodomor genocide.”

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Tour stop at Glanmore teaches history of Ukrainian genocide, more

July 14, 2022 from the Belleville Intelligencer.

Grim reminders of the past and warning for the present and future will be on display this weekend at a Belleville museum.

The Holodomor National Awareness Tour mobile classroom spent Thursday at Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site and returns Saturday and Sunday. It’s essentially a tiny theatre in a recreational vehicle.

“We teach students about a past event that is unknown and why it is important,” said Roma Dzerowicz, a project manager with the tour.

Between 1932 and 1933, dictator Joseph Stalin of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (led by Russia) aimed to end Ukrainian nationalism while industrializing the U.S.S.R.’s economy.

The Soviets set extremely high grain quotas for Ukrainian villages, then profited by selling the grain to other nations, the tour explains. Ukrainians couldn’t meet the quotas and police took all other food.

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Mobile Classroom Teaching about Ukrainian Genocide Stopping in Kingston

July 8, 2022 from the Kingston Herald.

From 1932 to 1933, the Holodomor, a forced famine imposed by the Soviet regime, killed millions of Ukrainians. Today, Canada is home to many people of Ukrainian descent whose family members survived the Holodomor. Through the Holodomor National Awareness Tour, Canadians can learn about this tragedy, and reinforce within themselves the values of human rights, equality, and social justice.

The Holodomor Mobile Classroom (HMC) is coming to Kingston on July 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kingston East Community Centre. This 42-foot recreational vehicle was converted into a state-of-the-art, digital, multimedia interactive classroom on wheels and has been to over 260 public events and engaged Holodomor 23,000 visitors.

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‘Hamilton Helps Ukraine’ event draws parallels between Holodomor genocide and Putin’s war

May 6, 2022 from Global News.

On Thursday evening, more than 200 people gathered at The Westdale theatre for the “Hamilton Helps Ukraine” event, a fundraiser supporting the Canada-Ukraine Foundation and its humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

Presented by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Hamilton, the fundraiser featured a documentary called “Hunger for Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story,” about a young journalist from Toronto who risked her life to expose the Ukrainian Holomodor genocide in the 1930s at the hands of the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin’s communist regime.

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