In November 1933, the National Board of the UNWLA and NY area branches formed a committee to disseminate awareness about the Famine in Ukraine. Correspondent for the YMCA, Florence G. Caccisit, and writer, Carvet Wells, accepted the invitation to join the effort.

With the assistance of Congressman John Delaney and others, the 73rd Congress passed Resolution 399 in May 1934 which stated in part that the “famine was a means of decreasing the population of Ukraine, to destroy Ukrainians politically, culturally, and…[to destroy] their national rights.”

Today the UNWLA is an affiliate member of the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Awareness.

The work undertaken by the UNWLA includes:

• Raising awareness and recognition of the Holodomor as a genocide through requests for gubernatorial proclamations

• Holding Holodomor exhibits and educational lectures

• Advocating for the inclusion of the Holodomor in genocide studies

Vera Andrushkiw, former President of the Detroit Regional Council, has created Holodomor teaching materials for teachers and students.  You can view and download the English language presentation at the following link:

More information can be obtained at

Instagram: @holodoraware 

How to Help:

Donate time and resources by sharing information and bringing awareness of the Holodomor as a genocide throughout your communities in the United States. For further information, contact [email protected]

The UNWLA was one of the first organizations to inform the world of the Holodomor