3/3/22 Candlelight Vigil for Ukraine, 4-6 p.m. McKeldin Mall, sponsored by UMD International Education Policy

Message forwarded to UMD Chaplaincies:

Join the candlelight vigil near the McKeldin Library at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 to commemorate innocent people killed in Ukraine by Putin’s war.

At 5 a.m. on February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. For over a week the Russian army has shelled Ukrainian cities, targeting houses of civilians, hospitals, kindergartens and orphanages. The Russian army is destroying people’s lives and future. 

Almost 1 million people have had to flee their homes. Over 2,000 people have been killed and thousands injured. Women have to deliver newborns in shelters, hiding from the bombings. According to UNICEF, the lives of 7.5 million children are endangered because of the war that Russia has started against Ukraine.

Join the vigil to express your support for the people of Ukraine and for Ukrainian students at UMD. 

Please, help spread the word about the event. You can bring flowers or donate to help the people of Ukraine.

Follow this link for more info on how to help:
https://bit.ly/3sBhIyj Official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine:
https://war.ukraine.ua

Best,

Yana Chapailo

Graduate Student

International Education Policy

Fulbright scholar

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