"Ukraine Exists" Exibit
The formal opening of a multi-media art exhibit "Ukraine Exists" took place on January 31, 2016 at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center in Whippany, New Jersey. The event was co-sponsored by the UNWLA's Regional Council of New Jersey with the Self Reliance UA Federal Credit Union.
Exhibited works, prepared by young artists from different regions of Ukraine, focus on significant political issues that are relevant in Ukraine today, with an emphasis on the Maidan. Definitely worth seeing, but hurry because the exhibit will end its run in Whippany on February 15, moving next to Chicago.
President of the UNWLA Regional Council of New Jersey.
Save the Date!
Over 40 years ago, the UNWLA had a vision of establishing a Ukrainian museum. The dream was realized.
This year The Ukrainian Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary of its founding. Please save the date, Sunday, April 17, 2016, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, for a celebratory anniversary lunch to be held at the Tavern on the Green Restaurant in New York City. More information will be forthcoming, so please watch for it.
Adopt a Family” Program
UNWLA Branch 75 in New Jersey has adopted the Zviridenko family through the UNWLA “Adopt a Family” program.
“Today we had a Skype session with Vadym Sviredenko’s wife and two daughters. Each one of us introduced ourselves to her and talked a bit about the work of the UNWLA. We saw the little girls and the older girl and her cousin recited some poems to us and were a joy to watch. Attached is a picture of Vadym and three other recovering Ukrainian soldiers. Vadym, whose family we have ‘adopted” is the first man (standing) on your left. He is still undergoing therapy to learn how to use his prosthetic arms and legs. The picture was taken at Walter Reed Hospital with a group of our young Ukrainian-Americans who visited with them and “zakoliaduvaly”. In the picture you will probably recognize Roma Hadzewych’s and Chrystia Demidowich’s sons who helped make that visit possible.”
UNWLA has been responsible for sending medical shipments acquired by Dr. Fuzaylov (free of charge) from Boston Hospitals to Hospital #8 in Lviv. Upon the suggestion of Dr. Ulana Suprun, MD, Patriot Defense Instructor, and Director of Humanitarian Initiatives at the Ukrainian World Congress, we have most recently sent a medical shipment to #17 Kyiv Clinical Hospital in Kyiv, where a group of volunteers who work with Dr. Suprun distribute the items .
FROM “THE WOMEN'S HUNDRED” TO “THE UNSEEN BATTALION”: HOW UKRAINIAN WOMEN ARE FIGHTING
by Evhenia Olijnyk, Radio Liberty correspondent
The results of the first sociological research on the presence of women fighters in the Donbas were presented in Kyiv. The title of this research project, “The Unseen Battalion,” is metaphoric and refers to the fact that participation of women in the Ukrainian army is mostly unseen both by the community and by legislators. Women soldiers are not eligible for a large number of military jobs, have inferior protection, and are constantly forced to dispel stereotypes about their abilities. Yet the researchers are convinced that women are able to fight significantly better than some of their generals—men who place limitations on them. “The Unseen Battalion” research project involved about 50 interviews with men and women who serve as fighters. Another part of the project dealt with women’s participation in the Euromaidan, especially in the so-called “Women's Hundred,” since soon after the revolution many of its women participants became soldiers.
90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Ukrainian National Women's League of America
On October 18, 2015 members of UNWLA and their guests celebrated the 90th anniversary of their prestigious organization with a banquet held at the Ukrainian National Home in New York .It was indeed a festive occasion. Since pictures speak louder than words, we have included photos for all to enjoy. Photos by UNWLA member Chrystia Syzonenko.
Marianna Zajac, UNWLA President, accepting a generous contribution from Bohdan Kurczak, President & CEO of Self Reliance New York Credit Union
UNWLA National Board
"90 Years of Energy for the Good of Society”
The purpose of UNWLA, Inc. is to unite women of Ukrainian descent and those affiliated with the Ukrainian community.
Information/Maps:Map of Branches at Large
Map of Regional Councils
Map of Branches at Large and Regional Councils
International Relations and Beginnings of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations Beyond the Borders of Ukraine
UNWLA Recent and Planned Projects:
UNWLA Supports Women's Studies with Endowment
Read more about the UNWLA Endowment Fund
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