There’s only one place in New York City where you can find such a diverse, motivated group of people coming together to meet, learn, and discuss projects impacting Ukrainians worldwide. That place is the Razom Annual Meeting.
In August 2019, representatives from all Razom Partner organizations met up in Kharkiv for the first time. Volunteers from many organizations spent 2 days working together: swapping stories and sharing expertise.
Right before their first concert in NYC, the Ukrainian band KAZKA generously dedicated the night of May 30th to help us raise funds for the Razom Ticket – the project which aims to increase engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines among Ukrainian children. Many Ukrainian New-Yorkers came to enjoy the Cocktails with KAZKA.
The campaign for President of Ukraine officially started in January. Razom volunteers hosted a presentation on Saturday, February 9 by three media professionals from Ukraine who spoke in New York City about the current media landscape. The intent was to provide a ‘crash course’ on the main media outlets so people following the events in Ukraine can be informed consumers of the news about the election.
In early December, Razom volunteers co-hosted an event with the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City, marking the five years since the Ukrainian revolution began. The purpose of the event was to bring people together to share their own stories of how Maidan affected them in the year of 2013 and onwards. “Our question here today is ‘where were you in the winter of 2013? Who were you and how did Maidan change you?’”, said Maryna Prykhodko, one of the MC’s, as she welcomed the audience. continue reading →
We had the pleasure of introducing a number of incredible Ukrainian activists and their projects to our NYC community during the Razom Annual Meeting 2018. One of them was Oleksandr Medvediev, who told us about the Ukrainian Leadership Academy (ULA) – the recent Razom Partner. Oleksandr believes: ” RAZOM we can build the new story of Ukraine” continue reading →
On October 13th at the Civic Hall in New York’s Chelsea at the Razom Annual Meeting 2018, the hall on the 12th floor reminded me of a hive, a home-like Ukrainian hive in the heart of New York’s concrete jungle. For the fourth consecutive year Razom for Ukraine reported on their progress. More than 100 Ukrainians of the last migration wave and Americans of Ukrainian descent came to listen and support Razom. Another 600 watched the online stream on the Social Media.
What motivated young Ukrainian immigrants to engage and support the Euromaidan movement from abroad? What strategies did they employ to enable political, economic, and social change? What impact did they create in Ukraine and the United States? Dr. Alla Korzh and Dr. Serhiy Kovalchuk presented their research focused on Razom.
Late September, we had a thought-provoking discussion with Maria Berlinska, creator and producer of the project “Invisible Battalion” and Yevgen Turchak, Ukrainian “Cyborg” who defended the Donetsk Airport and later started a veteran’s movement in Ukraine. The core rule of our Razom Community discussions is openness: ask any questions – receive honest and direct answers. We talked about the current state of Ukrainian army, about women in the army, rehabilitation of injured soldiers, air intelligence, funding, volunteering and Ukrainian politics. continue reading →