🔵 Spotlight: Ukraine Action Summit
Ukraine Action Summit is a community advocacy event that took place September 18-22 in Washington, D.C. It was an opportunity to show our elected representatives why the U.S. must continue helping Ukraine. The summit gathered 270 constituents from all over the U.S. to advocate with their representatives on Capitol Hill… and over 140 congressional meetings, including a dozen drop-ins that turned into lengthy, productive conversations.
UNWLA National Advocacy Chair Marianna Tretiak took a leadership role in planning and executing the Ukraine Action Summit. Irena Chalupa, UNWLA National Board member, moderated a panel with great friends of Ukraine, Ambassadors Steven Pifer and Michael McFaul, Dr. Emily Channel-Justice of Harvard’s Ukrainian Institute, and Robert McConnell of the US Ukraine Foundation.
Marianna Tretiak (second to the right), Representative Susan Wild (center), and the delegation from Pennsylvania.
If you’d like to join the UNWLA Advocacy Committee in their work to advocate for Ukraine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, the midterm elections on November 8, 2022, are quickly approaching. Now is the time to pay particular attention to what the candidates are saying about supporting Ukraine during the Russian war of aggression. Are you an American citizen? If so, it’s not too late to register to vote for the midterm elections! Visit www.vote.org to learn about your state’s requirements and ensure your voice is heard.
🔵 Ukrainian Art Goes Digital
Ever heard of NFTs (non-fungible tokens?) These collectible digital assets are tradeable in the digital world. The UNWLA is proud to announce its partnership with a renowned ethnographer, pysanka artist, and UNWLA member Sofika Zielyk and Anthony Fatato, a digital artist. He will turn ancient pysanka designs into a new digital form of art.
Read more: UNWLA to Launch Pysanka Designs by Ukrainian American Artist as NFTs to Fund Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine
🔵 Volunteer Sign-Up Form
All our members are volunteers. To get involved in meaningful projects tailored to your skills and interests, fill out this form – or share it with someone else!
Read more: UNWLA Volunteer Sign-Up Form
🔵 Fundraising Materials
UNWLA Members Portal has an answer to (almost) every question! Please click on the button below if looking for ready-made handouts for your next UNWLA event! In the “Fundraising Materials For Members” section, you will find these and other helpful printables.
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🔵 Lesya Ukrainka Concert Series: Tickets Are On Sale!
UNWLA Is proud to partner with the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus to present a concert series dedicated to Lesya Ukrainka. LESYA: Her Voice and Poetry Through Seven Strings will feature a new repertoire that will shine a new light on Lesya Ukrainka. From her recorded voice to her poetry, the concerts aim to spotlight her legacy in the pantheon of Ukrainian heroes.
Click here to see concert dates and purchase tickets.