In August 2019, representatives from all Razom Partner organizations met up in Kharkiv for the first time. Volunteers from many organizations spent 2 days working together: swapping stories and sharing expertise.
We are happy to announce that Isotrychna Pravda and Razom Partners have teamed up to make it easier for donors in North America to join the hundreds of reader-supporters in Ukraine to grow the work of the online publication.
One of Razom’s missions is to amply voices from Ukraine and make and forge connections with people on the ground. So when folks come to us looking for help in finding someone in Ukraine, we do our best to make connections. Earlier in the 2017 summer, board member Dora Chomiak got an email from someone who was looking for a journalist in Ukraine. She passed this along to volunteer Lydia Tomkiw who contacted her friend Iuliia, a journalist based in Kyiv. Through these connections, over the summer Iuliia traveled to Poland and documented the work the Rotary Club is doing to help children impacted by the war in Ukraine. Iuliia spent time at a summer camp that is aimed at helping children heal and discuss their experiences. Click here to read the story Iuliia produced.
Razom amplifies voices from Ukraine to bring them into conversations around the world. We are all glad that we were able to make this project effective.
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The photo above shows Iuliia interviewing some of the participants from Ukraine.
The second half of 2017 was full of connections that brought people together to build a prosperous Ukraine. Here is a list of just a few highlights. Please help to keep this working going into 2018. Donate now.
When a group of graduate students attending meetings on Capitol Hill were told that there is a need for more policy-oriented information on Ukraine, they sprung into action. Led by Razom volunteer Mykola Murskyj, a team of writers came together to create the report titled U.S. Policy on Ukraine: Challenges and Opportunities. The team expects to release the 100+ page report by the end of February 2017.
“Our objective is to engage and inform policymakers about Ukraine so that they build policy that continues to help Ukraine become stronger and more prosperous,” explained Mykola Murskyj.
GaliciaKult is a multidisciplinary social-cultural forum that happened in Kharkiv in October 2016.
GaliciaKult will physically transcend borders between west and east Ukraine, and bring the multifaceted culture of “Halychyna” region (west) to Kharkiv, the largest city of the Slobozhanshchyna historical region (northeast). The goal is to grasp the concept of a neighbor-ship, both inside the country and across the borders.
The forum’s program – the result of collaboration among curators, artists, scholars and cultural activists from West/East Ukraine and EU partners will include over 90 cultural events in several segments: visual art (8 exhibitions), music (5 big concerts), theater (6 spectacles), literature (17 meetings), film (16 films), lecture & discussion program (14 meetings) with a focus on different histories, identities and cultures of cities in Western Ukraine and Eastern Ukraine (represented by Kharkiv in the northeast). Razom has partnered up with DOFA Fund (organizer of #GaliciaKult) to raise cash to cover travel expenses for the artists. Full Forum Program is here: http://www.dofa.fund/total-program Follow the events via DOFA Fund Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dofa.fund/
Razom IT came to Dnipro, Ukraine on Thursday July 21, 2016 for the first Razom IT event outside of New York City. It was a discussion with Andrey Akselrod (a Dnipro-native) co-founder and CTO of Smartling, a NYC-based startup, about his American experience, US/UA differences in IT and startups, what Andrey has learned since the start, and how Ukrainian entrepreneurs can be competitive on the international stage.
Editor’s Note: On a sweltering hot Thursday in the US capital, Razom volunteers met for a Get Together to update each other on ongoing initiatives and to agree on how to keep working to support a prosperous Ukraine.
Kate Tremont participated and shared her impressions here about the event on July 14, 2016.
On June 22nd, Razom IT held a panel discussion with two Ukrainian startup co-founders—Oleskandra Rohachova of Ink Hunter and Ostap Kovalisko of BookBuses—who made their way to New York via the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA). Founder and Managing Director of the ERA, Murat Aktihanoglu, also joined the panel to share insights on joining an accelerator program in NYC. continue reading →