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Forum in Commemoration of the 85th Anniversary of the Holodomor

November 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm EST

The Embassy of Ukraine in the USA, the U.S. Holodomor Committee, and The Heritage Foundation are sponsoring a Holodomor Forum.The Forum will be highlighted by H.E. Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Additional speakers include Senators, Members of Congress, and Administration officials. A cultural program is also scheduled during a symbolic “reception” following the Forum. The day’s event will conclude with a solemn candlelight vigil at the Holodomor Memorial, three blocks from The Heritage Foundation location.

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)
Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the proceedings. Furthermore, it is encouraged that you contact your Senators and Members of Congress to invite them to participate in the Forum with their constituents.
Please share this invitation with others in your e-mail distribution list to ensure a successful event.
Thursday, November 15
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
8:00 pm – Vigil at National Holodomor Memorial (Massachusetts Avenue & North Capitol)

Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC
Space is limited.
Please register your attendance ASAP (ideally by November 12) to: rsvp@mfa.gov.ua
or to: https://www.heritage.org/event/forum-commemoration-the-85th-anniversary-the-holodomor-genocide-ukraine-1932-1933


November 15, 2018
4:00 pm