Prof. Serhii Plokhy, Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University will give a lecture at UNC-Chapel Hill on Friday, March 25, 2017, titled “What Past is Prologue?: The Ukraine Crisis in Historical Perspective. More information can be found here. If you have one of prof. Plokhy books you can bring it and he will be happy to sign it. We highly recommend his recently published book “The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story”, the story about the KGB spy Stashynskyi, who murdered OUN leaders Rebet and Bandera. According to one critic, “it reads like a James Bond novel”.
Upcoming activities of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina:
1) Our Association is sponsoring two Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshops that will be held at the Chapel Hill Public Library on March 25, 2017. More than 50 persons applied to the workshop and we had to add a second workshop. Both workshops are full; this announcement is for your information. Association members Donna Goldstein, Maryna Kapustina and Iryna Voloshyn (a Fulbright scholar from Ukraine) organized the workshop. An exhibit of pysanky can be viewed at the library until April 15, 2017. Flyer of the workshop.
2) The Association, in collaboration with the Center for Slavic, E. European and Eurasian Studies, is organizing an exhibit of Ukrainian embroidery and Petrykivka paintings. The exhibit will be held at the Global Education Center of the University y of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It starts on August 22, 2017, and will be open until the end of the year. The official reception is scheduled for September 14, and will include a Fashion show. Stay tuned for further details.