Saving Ukrainian Heritage Series

Join us in showing support for Ukraine with this special edition webinar series.  We define interpretation as, “A purposeful approach to communication that facilitates meaningful, relevant, and inclusive experiences that deepen understanding, broaden perspectives, and inspire engagement with the world around us.” We are bringing you this webinar series with GAHI, focusing on Ukrainian heritage, which you can share with your peers, friends, neighbors, and everyone!  We wish to create awareness, inspire hope, and gather donations for the survival of Ukrainian culture and interpretation.  The webinars will be one hour via Zoom and will be live-streamed on the NAI Facebook page.

Webinar 1, July 2022: The Love of Freedom: Why the World Needs Skovoroda, and Ukrainian Culture

On Friday night, May 6, 2022, a Russian missile set fire to the Hryhorii Skovoroda National Museum in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine.  Skovoroda was a beloved poet, philosopher, teacher and composer whose work is still influencing modern poets today. He has been seen as a symbol of the “love of freedom” and for many, the attack on the museum (which is actually originally Skovoroda’s home) felt like an attack on the soul of the country. We will learn about the Skovoroda museum, before and after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, why the world needs Skovoroda, how interpreters are helping make it visible to the world, and how you can help.