NEW YORK – The Shevchenko Scientific Society in the United States (NTSh-A) will host an eight-hour webinar on Zoom on April 29. The webinar will feature mini-lectures by NTSh-A members and guests who have agreed to share their scholarly expertise or experience as activists. The webinar, titled the “Shevchenko Expertise-a-thon for Ukraine,” will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time.
The purpose of the webinar is threefold: it aims to unite the Ukrainian community in a common purpose of sharing knowledge, to elevate Ukrainian voices and expertise and to raise money for the Shevchenko Emergency Fund. The fund will be used to benefit Ukrainian scholars, writers and artists affected by the war.
The Expertise-a-thon will be organized into one-hour thematic segments and will include presentations on Ukrainian culture, history, politics, medicine and science, as well as humanitarian relief, scholar rescue initiatives and cultural heritage preservation in wartime. Presentations will be in English. The event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $50 to the Shevchenko Emergency Fund (https://shevchenko.org/news-events/news/announcing-the-shevchenko-emergency-fund/).
The event promises to be the largest scholarly gathering featuring NTSh-A members in many years. The Shevchenko Scientific Society in the U.S. welcomes guests to attend the special event to support Ukraine and preserve its cultural and intellectual potential.
For more information, readers may visit www.shevchenko.org. The Shevchenko Scientific Society, Inc., is tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Receipts will be provided for all donations to the Society.