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COALITION FOR A SECURE AND DEMOCRATIC UKRAINE (CSDU)

U.S. Congress Enjoys a Taste of Ukraine

U.S. Congress Enjoys a Taste of Ukraine


Representative William Thomas (R-CA)  with Julia Godimiak and Natalka Karaman at Taste America 2006Washington, DC - The Coalition for a Secure and Democratic Ukraine, along with the Embassy of Ukraine, organized the Ukrainian Table at Taste America 2006 at the U.S. Capitol on July 27.  Numerous Members of Congress and their families enjoyed scrumptious traditional Ukrainian food while learning about Ukrainian history, culture, and heritage. 

Taste America, now in its 15th year, is a reception hosted for Members of Congress prior to their Congressional Recess.  The theme for this year’s event was “E Pluribus Unum.”  Other countries featured were Italy, Ireland, Japan, China, Poland, Germany, Spain, Russia and the Organization of American States.     

Members of the Coalition for a Secure and Democratic Ukraine which helped organize the event were SigmaBleyzer, the Ukraine-U.S. Business Council, the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council, the Ukrainian Federation of America, the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, and the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation.

PHOTO: Representative William Thomas (R-CA)
with Julia Godimiak and Natalka Karaman at Taste America 2006

The Coalition for a Secure and Democratic Ukraine is the successor to the Jackson-Vanik Graduation Coalition, and has assigned priority to promoting the U.S. Congress-Verkhovna Rada partnership, supporting Ukraine's integration into the Euro-Atlantic community, and promoting Ukraine's market reform, democratic development, and energy efficiency. 

Taste Americe 2006Scrumptious Ukrainian food, an interesting display board, and informational brochures about Ukraine at the Ukrainian table at Taste America 2006

Taste America
Some of the organizers of the Ukrainian Table: Morgan Williams, SigmaBleyzer, Iryna Kurowyckyj, Ukrainian National League of America, Vera Andryczyk, Ukrainian Federation of America, Viktor Nikitiuk, Embassy of Ukraine, Zenia Chernyk, Ukrainian Federation of America, Nadia McConnell, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, and Heather Ferniuk, SigmaBleyzer.

Taste America
Representatives from the Ukrainian Table: U.S.-Ukraine Foundation staff and Mykhajlo Datsenko, International Association of Ukrainian Citizens

 

 

Should you have any questions, please contact Marta Matselioukh at martam@usukraine.org or at (202) 223-2228.    

 

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