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Forum in Commemoration of the 85th Anniversary of the Holodomor Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

Opening Remarks - Lee Edwards, Ph.D., The Heritage Foundation 

Introduction & Greetings - Michael Sawkiw, Jr., Chairman, U.S. Holodomor Committee - MC

Prayer for the Victims of the Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide 

His Eminence Antony, Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA
His Excellency John Bura, Auxiliary Bishop, Philadelphia Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church

Introduction - H.E. Valeriy Chaly, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States of America

Keynote Remarks
H.E. Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Welcome remarks - H.E. Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs

Special Addresses
The Honorable Rob Portman (R-OH), sponsor of Holodomor Resolution S.Res.435 
The Honorable Sander Levin (D-MI), sponsor of Holodomor Resolution H.Res.931
The Honorable Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), co-chair – Congressional Ukrainian Caucus 
The Honorable Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), co-chair – Congressional Ukrainian Caucus 
The Honorable Andy Harris, MD (R-MD), co-chair – Congressional Ukrainian Caucus  (invited)
*(All U.S. Senators, Congressmen, and Department of State representative confirming their attendance will deliver brief greetings)

BREAK (5:15 – 5:30)

Presentation of mini-documentary When We Starve
Lida Buniak
, Ph.D., Documentary Co-producer

Anne Applebaum, Author, The Red Famine (Video address)

Presentation - Uncounted since 1932
Ukrainian Leadership Academy 

Video address – Myroslav Marynovych, Ph.D., Rector, Ukrainian Catholic University (invited)

Closing Remarks - Lee Edwards, Ph.D., The Heritage Foundation

Reception of bread and water in symbolic remembrance of those who perished
Prometheus Chorus – Philadelphia, PA (TBC)