Thursday, November 26, 2015
Danish Canadian Club, Valhalla Room
727 – 11th Avenue SW
Welsh journalist Gareth Jones (1905-1935) traveled to the Soviet Union in 1931 and again in 1933 during the time of the Holodomor and wrote about what he witnessed. In 1933, Jones’ press release describing the famine was published in many papers, including the New York Evening Post and the Manchester Guardian. Gareth Jones died under mysterious circumstances in China on the eve of his 30th birthday.
The book ‘Tell Them We Are Starving: The 1933 Diaries of Gareth Jones’, published by Kashtan press, provides high quality facsimiles of three pocket notebooks that the journalist collected during a 3-week stay in the USSR during March 1933, as well as a transcription of the contents.
Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk is a Canadian academic and author of books and articles in the field of political geography and Ukrainian history. He specializes in the political geography of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, refugee studies, and the ethnic and immigration history of Canada. He is the author/editor/co-editor of over 15 books in these areas, as well as the founder of Kashtan Press. Professor Luciuk has taught at universities in Toronto, Vancouver, Johannesburg and Istanbul and is currently a full professor of Political Geography in the Department of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston.
Dr. Luciuk was chair of the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association, from 2007 to 2010 and a leading figure in the Ukrainian Canadian community’s successful campaign that the Government of Canada acknowledge what happened to Ukrainians and other Europeans during Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914-1920. This campaign resulted in the establishment of a $10 million endowment within the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko to be used for commemorative and educational programs dealing with the wartime experience of these communities. Dr. Luciuk was also the voluntary project lead for СТО, an initiative that resulted in over 100 plaques being unveiled across Canada and coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the War Measures Act and the outbreak of the Great War.
Copies of ‘Tell Them We Are Starving: The 1933 Diaries of Gareth Jones’ will be available for sale at this event (cash or cheque only please).
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