What are the American organizations active in your city? Do you have any local golf, country, or swim clubs? How about Rotary or Kiwanis? What are the largest American churches in your area? These are all opportunities for us to engage. Reach out and offer to organize a cultural evening – it’s a great way to educate Americans about Ukraine and why Ukrainian territorial independence is so important.
Our joy in Ukraine’s cultural gifts offers us another vehicle for advocacy. Whether it’s an exhibit of Ukrainian handicrafts in your local library or a Vinok workshop in a park – as you share Ukraine’s culture, you reinforce the uniqueness of Ukraine’s identity and cultivate sympathy for Ukraine.
ADVOCATE FOR UKRAINIAN VOICES
Russia’s messaging is persistent even after our work to ban RT America. We must ensure that Americans have access to books, films and other media that provide an accurate version of Ukraine’s history and cultural identity. Reach out to your local library and request Ukrainian language books and English language books about Ukraine.