Art for Ukraine

Art for Ukraine
Orchestrated by Daniela Garza and Lee Lee

In Solidarity with Ukrainians, we will be gathering to support several worthy causes.

Women for Women International – Identifying credible partners on the ground and allocating resources to help address the unmet needs of women  residing in war and conflict ridden areas. From their website, “The lives of Ukrainian women have been shattered by the Russian invasion. More than 2 million people have fled the war—most of them women and children. Through our Conflict Response Fund, we are identifying credible partners on the ground and allocating resources to help address the unmet needs of women facing this crisis.”

Voices of Children – Providing psychological services to children traumatized by war, specifically in Ukraine. From their website: “None of a child may be left alone with a war trauma. This is our mission. With your help, we give psychological and psychosocial support to children who suffered as a result of war operations. It helps them to win the consequences of the war and develop themselves. We also help families to cope with everyday difficulties, treatment and rehabilitation of children, giving an individual support. To give children a voice we create a video content, and we are also engaged in promoting children rights in order to change the children’s rights protection system in the country. Our objective is that every child who has suffered from the war in Ukraine must get psychological help in time. Our values: respect to child’s dignity and rights; understanding of the needs of every child to be heard; faith in getting the best results only with the help of partnership and mutual aid. We are working in various villages and towns along the frontline in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.”

Slow Food International – Raising funds to support Ukraine in two ways:

1) Saving Ukrainian biodiversity. To support those farmers who, even in wartime, have not left their farms and continue to work under the most difficult conditions, risking their lives to preserve the animal breeds and plant varieties they grow in order to nourish their local community and feed the future. We are making a plea to the global Slow Food community to support them financially with a donation.

2) Keeping knowledge alive. To create matching opportunities between Ukrainian Slow Food Community members and their counterparts throughout Europe, thus allowing for refugee farmers and food producers to be hosted by fellow producers to facilitate a meaningful opportunity for learning and exchange. Beekeepers to be matched with beekeepers, cheesemakers with cheesemakers, and so on. We believe this exchange will not only allow for Ukrainian food producers to keep practicing their trades in exile but will be a fruitful exchange of skills: skills which will be vital for the post-war reconstruction of the country.

Friday, April 15th, 2022 4-7pm
Walker Fine Art – 300 W 11th Avenue, Denver

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