Welcome to the Official Website of Ukrainian Association of North Carolina

The Ukrainian Association of North Carolina is united by the love of, an interest in and a desire to support an independent Ukraine, as well as a wish to preserve, develop and nurture Ukrainian cultural heritage and traditions as a distinctive contribution to the culture of North Carolina.


Documentary film about Ukraine to be shown in Raleigh on January 15, 2019. Get your tickets as soon as possible, as there is only one showing:



85th Anniversary of the Holodomor-genocide in Ukraine

The governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, has declared November Holodomor Remembrance Day in North Carolina

Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and author of Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, will present the keynote address (via Skype) at the opening of the conference on Friday evening. Other participants include: Dr. Sarah Cameron (University of Maryland-College Park), Dr. Serhii Cipko (University of Alberta), Dr. Nataliia Levchuk (Ukrainian Institute of Demography), Prof. George O. Liber (University of Alabama-Birmingham), Prof. L.H. Lumey (Columbia University), Dr. Natalya Naumenko (Northwestern University), Dr. Vitalii Ogiienko (Ukrainian Institute of National Memory), and Dr. Arturas Rozenas (New York University). In addition, Valentina Kuryliw, Director of Education of the Holodomor Research, will conduct a workshop on the Holodomor for middle and high school teachers.


For the conference program and more information, click here >>


Teacher Workshop 

Food As a Weapon in Man-Made Famines: Examining the Holodomor in Ukraine as a Case Study

October 6 • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1005 Global Education Center

This teacher training workshop will examine the Holodomor as a case study of the man-made famine in Ukraine perpetrated by Soviet authorities in 1932-1933. Participants will examine primary and secondary resources (including archival film clips) and learn about pedagogical approaches to discussing the famine in a context of global human rights abuses, humanitarian crises, and social justice.

This event is free, but space is limited and RSVP is required. Lunch will be provided to participants.



IMPORTANT: send this link to your American friends, especially middle and high school teachers, and encourage them to register for the Holodomor workshop, by clicking on RSVP:



Carolina Navigators Program Includes Ukrainian cultural kits

Carolina Navigators is a service-learning program at the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC CH). The program provides free global education resources to educators and students from across North Carolina. Carolina Navigators welcomes NC educators and students to explore its digital resources and will ship culture kits, free of charge, to any educator in North Carolina.

The association member, Maryna Kapustina, worked in partnership with Carolina Navigators program to create two Ukrainian cultural kits that will facilitate and support learning about Ukrainian culture and history. The creation of these kits was only possible with generous donation of Ukrainian items from Association members and our friends from Ukraine including: Anna Solyanyk, Мария Ясинская and Kiev Gymnasium of Oriental Languages number 1.

If your child is interested in expanding their knowledge about Ukraine, please, encourage them to ask their teacher to request the Ukrainian kit from this program. These kits are designed to support a teaching unit or an individual student project on Ukraine.



Ukraine Kit #1 is filled with interesting items that are perfect for teaching elementary school students about Ukraine. These items include a traditional flower crown, hair accessories, and a sample of Ukrainian embroidery. There are also Ukrainian alphabet books, textbooks, colorful maps, folk tales, prints, photos and postcards. Many items such as pens, dolls, wooden eggs, whistles, and other decorative household objects feature the beautiful Ukrainian artistic styles ingrained in the country’s culture. Check out this kit and explore Ukraine!


Ukraine Kit #2 allows students to explore items such as a traditional flower crown, soccer scarf, textbooks, photos, postcards, maps, currency and more. Items such as wooden eggs, dolls, trinket boxes, and other decorative objects that display the beautiful painting and carving styles of Ukrainian folk art. Listen to samples of Ukrainian music and read informative books of facts and photography. Perfect for students in middle and high school students!