Time: Fri, Jan. 20th, 7:00pm
Location: Ukrainian National Museum (2249 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60612).
The exhibition displays Polish children’s drawings who survived the World War II and drawings of Ukrainian children who experienced the war in 2022. Despite 76 years interval between wars, we can still feel the horrors through the eyes of children.
“Mom, I Don’t Want War” is made possible by the by the State Archives of Poland and the Ukrainian initiative “Mom, I see war”.
In collaboration with the Polish Museum of America, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago and the Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago, the Ukrainian National Museum is showcasing Polish children’s WWII drawings juxtaposed to Ukrainian children’s war drawings in 2022.
The exhibition is a part of the joint Polish-Ukrainian project “1939-45 Poland / 2022 Ukraine. It will benefit the Ukrainian Women’s Association of America (UWAA) —a non-profit whose mission is to help provide Ukrainian children with the happy, healthy childhood they deserve. UWAA is actively supporting City of Goodness (Chernivtsi, Ukraine) which offers shelter, counseling, support and love to orphans, single mothers, their children, and even family pets. They will be on hand to present about City of Goodness and their ongoing efforts.
The Legion of Young Polish Women will also be on hand to offer their support and discuss how they have helped Ukrainian refugees.
The Academy of Music of the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra and Elehia, a Ukrainian music school, will perform.
Join us for an evening of gratitude to the Polish people and stay for the stories and music at 7pm, Friday, Jan 20, 2023 at the Ukrainian National Museum, 2249 W. Superior St. Chicago, IL 60612.
Hear how the war has changed Ukrainians and how out of tragedy various nations are coming together to uplift each other and humanity.