THE FUTURE OF UNWLA IS IN OUR HANDS
Marianna Zajac, President of the UNWLA,
Attends a Meeting between Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko
and Leaders of the Ukrainian American Community
of the New York City Area
On Sunday, April 26th, the President of the UNWLA
attended a working lunch meeting between Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko and leaders of the
Ukrainian American community of the New York City area.The luncheon was
hosted by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.
The mayor made very clear that his administration is doing all it can to
tackle the enormous issue of both inherited and continuing corruption. Mr.
Klitschko underlined the fact that he is placing his very reputation on the
line in the battle against corruption and that he and his administration are
pledging to ensure that investment in Kyiv is able to take place in a
transparent manner. Attending community leaders emphasized the importance of
such reforms but also acknowledged their understanding of the difficulty of
this assignment. Mayor Klitschko recognized that the investment climate in
Ukraine is far from attractive because of ongoing corruption and Russia's
continued aggression against Ukraine.
An informative meeting featuring Nadiya
Savchenko’s lawyer Mark Feygin and special guest –
Nadiya Savchenko’s mother, Mrs.Maria Savchenko was
held at the Ukrainian Museum in NYC on April 20th,
organized by the UNWLA.
Mark Feygin spoke about Nadiya’s current
Nadiya’s birthday on May 11th, is a target date
for the defense team. The attorneys request
that, on this specific day, the diaspora disseminate
information about her imprisonment . Mr Feygin
suggests contacting President Obama and US Secretary
of State John Kerry as well as other politicians to
ask them to support Nadiya’s release.
Mrs Savchenko spoke emotionally about her
daughter. Listening to this humble woman describe
the horrors of her daughters plight , as well as her
unbroken bravery was very touching for the
whole audience. She shared many personal stories of
Nadiya, stories underscoring Nadiya’s patriotism and
UNWLA President Marianna Zajac gifted Mrs
Savchenko four issues of the UNWLA magazine-“Our
Life” – the issues which featured articles on Nadiya
, Nadiya’s personal letter to the UNWLA and her own
Vice President Public Relations
Sharing News & Views
In September of 2014, at the
annual meeting of the UNWLA National Board, newly
elected Board members discussed their vision for our
organization and fine-tuned our mission statement:
“Uniting women of Ukrainian descent and affiliation in
service, friendship, and dedication in order to promote
and develop educational and cultural efforts as well as
humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians worldwide.” The
UNWLA’s mission has remained steadfast throughout its
history; however, the newest members of the Board were
able to introduce their own spirit into this statement.
War devastates lives!
Help us rebuild Ukrainian lives!
The Ukrainian National Women’s
League of America (UNWLA) announces the launching of
its humanitarian “Aid to Ukrainian War Victims
Aid to Ukrainian War