EVENTS – 2016

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November 6, 2016
ЛИСТОПАДОВИЙ ЗРИВ

October 16, 2016              
DAY OF THE DEFENDER

ДЕНЬ ЗАХИСНИКА УКРАЇНИ

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September 18, 2016
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE OF UKRAINE GALA BANQUET
The Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago, Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America-Illinois Division celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine.

Photos by Julian Hayda and Peter Koutun.

August 23, 2016

UKRAINE’S 25th ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE
Ukraine’s 25th Anniversary  of Independence was celebrated with the official raising of the flag  at Daley Plaza. After the flag raising ceremony people walked to the bean at Millennium Park for another event.

August 20, 21, 2016
UKRAINIAN DAYS IN CHICAGO
CELELBRATE 25 YEARS OF UKRAINIAN INDEPENDENCE

May 21, 2016
COMMEMORATION of the 1944 DEPORTATION AND MURDER OF CRIMEAN TATARS by the RUSSIAN GOVERNMEN
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The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Illinois Division together with the Ukrainian National Museum and the Chicagoland Association of Crimean Tatars together participated in a commemoration to honor the memory of the Crimean Tatar victims killed and deported by the Russian government during the Deportation of Crimean Tatars on May 18 1944. Afterwards there was the laying of black roses in memory of the victims.

March 20, 2016
PRE-RELEASE SCREENING OF “I AM A UKRAINIAN”

Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada the Honorable Andriy Shevchenko and Yulia Marushevska, Chief of Customs Bureau, Odessa, Ukraine shared memories of their time on Maidan in 2013 and 2014. The film, “I am a Ukrainian ~ personal stories of a revolution,” produced by Ben Moses was shown.
Зустріч з Андрієм Шевченком, послом України в Канаді та Юлію Марушевською, керівником Одеської митниці. Представленна документального фільму.

March 17, 2016
AMBASSADOR PYATT’S VISIT TO CHICAGO

March 13, 2016
SHEVCHENKIVSKE SVIATO
An afternoon celebrating the life and works of beloved artist, poet, and writer, Taras Shevchenko.
The Prometheus Ukrainian Male Chorus from Philadelphia, PA performed with their beautiful renditions of his works.
Yarema Tyshynsky from Milwaukee, Wisconsin recited Shevchenko’s poetry.
Sponsored by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Illinois Division, as well as Heritage Foundation of First Security Federal Savings Bank, and Selfreliance Ukrainian Federal Credit Union.

March 6, 2016
PUBLIC MEETING IN SUPPORT OF NADIYA SAVCHENKO
Nadia Savchenko, the most controversial prisoner of the war in Ukraine, is on trial for the murder of two Russian journalists. Human rights groups and Western governments have called for her release, denouncing what they describe as fabricated charges.

February 28, 2016
COMMEMORATION of the HEAVENLY HUNDRED
A solemn commemoration was held honoring the demonstrators killed by Berkut snipers during EuroMaidan in the “Revolution of Dignity.”
А screening of the film ‘Freedom or Death’ by Ukrainian-American filmmaker Damian Kolodiy followed the commemoration.
У неділю, 28 лютого 2016 р. Український Конґресовий Комітет Америки відділ Ілліной вшановували пам’ять героїв Небесної Сотні які віддали своє життя на Майдані в Києві та тих, що загинули в наслідок російської агресії у Східній Україні.
Після пропам’ятної відправи – висвітлення документального фільму “Воля або Смерть”, який описує трагічні події розстрілів на Майдані. Кінорежисер Дам’ян Колодій.

January 24, 2016
UKRAINE UNITY DAY

Commemoration of the Historic Acts of Unity and Independence of January 22, 1918, and January 22, 1919 on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Ukrainian Cultural Center Chicago
Speakers: Borys Potapenko and Marta Farion
Topic: Journey to Donbas
ДЕНЬ СОБОРНОСТИ УКРАЇНИ Український Конґресовий Комітет Америки Відділ Іллиной
Bідзначення СІЧНЕВИХ АКТІВ
22 січня 1918 року та 22 січня 1919 року