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All Invited to Attend September 15 Davidson for Ukraine Event

by | Sep 7, 2022

 Davidson for Ukraine is hosting event to inform people about the war on Ukraine and learn about how Ukrainian refugees in our area are doing.

This educational event will take place on September 15, 2022, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET in the River Run Country Club Ballroom (19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson, N.C. 28036). The formal program will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET and is open to the public.

Davidson College Russian Department Chair, Professor Amanda Ewington, will provide historical context, with an emphasis on the ways that Putin’s regime weaponizes history in an attempt to justify this war of aggression. She will also describe reactions to the war within Russian and offer guidance about how to learn more about Ukraine from Ukrainian perspectives.

Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox will welcome several of our newest neighbors from Ukraine, and one will share her personal experience escaping the war and finding her way to town. Currently, there are 20 Ukrainian refugees who have resettled in this area.

Prior to and immediately following the program, attendees will be able to sample Ukrainian treats for purchase and engage with members of Davidson for Ukraine to learn more about Ukraine and its culture at a series of booths.

During the event, there will be opportunities for attendees to hear how they can get involved to support our newest Ukrainian neighbors. Interested parties are encouraged to join the Davidson for Ukraine group on Facebook or email [email protected] to sign up for periodic updates.

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Event Contacts:  
Nancy Vendley: (704) 968-6365
River Run Country Club: (704) 892-4633.

 Media Contact:
Anne Wages
Davidson for Ukraine
(704) 421-4018
[email protected]

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