Taras Shevchenko: Champion of the Ukrainian Language

On the occasion of UN International Mother Language Day
With the support of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations
The Ukrainian World Congress
The World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations
Invite you to support Ukraine by attending a
commemorative event at the United Nations honoring

Taras Shevchenko:
Champion of the Ukrainian Language,
Self-Determination of Peoples, Human Rights and Social Justice

NEW DATE March 27, 2014, 3-6pm
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber
United Nations Building, New York City
Program marking the bicentennial of the birth of Ukraine’s national poet:
Address by Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
Address by President of the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations John W. Ashe
Address by Eugene Czolij, President of the Ukrainian World Congress
Address by Orysia Sushko, President of the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations
Keynote by Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky, University of Toronto
Prometheus Ukrainian Male Chorus
The Dobriansky Brothers Trio, Ludmyla Hrabovsky and bandurist Alla Kutsevych
Readings of Shevchenko’s poetry by Sofika Zielyk and Xenia Ferencevych
Peter Fedynsky, Master of Ceremonies, translator of Shevchenko’s Kobzar

If you registered for February 27, there is no need to rsvp again. New rsvp’s will be accepted at ukrainersvpday@gmail.com (provide your name with the words “new registration”) by March 20, 2014.
There is no charge for admission. Please arrive by 2:30pm to allow time for UN security procedures at the 47th Street access on First Avenue.

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