Understanding the Crisis in Ukraine

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March 9, 2022

Understanding the Crisis in Ukraine

Written by: Julia Smolucha

 

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Adult Education

In response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Kenilworth Union’s Adult Education committee offered an event on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m.: “Understanding the Crisis in Ukraine.” click the video above to view the presentation or the button above (below the presentation) to donate directly to Ukraine’s children and families via UNICEF.

  • Kenilworth Union member Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins will share a brief history of Ukraine. A history teacher who studied in Ukraine in college, Jennifer has a vast knowledge of Russia and Ukraine
  • Kateryna Biloshapka, a friend of Jennifer’s, is a Ukrainian student who came here to live in the Chicago area years ago. Kateryna, grateful for the opportunity to speak Monday evening said, “My mother and grandmother are trapped in Nikolaev, Ukraine unable to leave as they are surrounded by Russian troops. My mother wants people to know the horrible things happening in my country.”
  • Church member Hilary Scott, board chair for the UNICEF USA Midwest Region, will present UNICEF’s response to the humanitarian crisis

Photo: Hilary Scott in the field (Honduras Feb 2020). 

For those of you looking for ways to support the important humanitarian relief efforts arising from the Ukraine conflict, please consider donating to UNICEF. As you may know, Kenilworth Union Church has a longstanding relationship with UNICEF highlighted last summer in Christine Hides’s July 18 sermon.