In October and November of 2022, I spent eight weeks in Lviv, volunteering at the Ukrainian Educational Platform (UEP), a Ukrainian non-profit assisting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). According to the International Office for Migration (IOM), as of Dec. 5, 2022, there were 5,914,000 IDPs in Ukraine due to the Russian invasion.
Lviv, located in western Ukraine, has managed to avoid large-scale destruction but deals with frequent, sometimes daily power blackouts and often a lack of water. How do Lviv city residents manage to keep going while Russian missiles and Iranian drones cut power and water, and lay waste to near and far cities, villages, and towns? I will share my photos to give the audience a glimpse of life during war, how I managed a daily routine during frequent air raid sirens and assisted a rapidly expanding non-profit organization working with the neediest of families and children.
Presenter Tania Vitvitsky has been active as: Commissioner, Sudbury Housing Authority; Chair, Sudbury Democratic Town Committee; Trustee, Vice President, Trustees of Donations for Education in Liberia, Boston, MA; Member, Advisory Committee, Ukrainian Catholic University Foundation, Chicago, IL; Volunteer, Sudbury Food Pantry
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