Join us on International Human Rights Day:
Saturday, December 10 – 11 am to 12 Noon
Ralph Bunche Park (across from United Nations headquarters)
42 E. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1599311223711196/
“In the evening, my mother collected warm clothes, documents, took water, and we went down to sleep in the basement. It was very damp and cold. Now I dream of the smell of the damp cellar at night,” Dima, 12 years old.
“There was no light, no water. I had to walk to the village of Roskoshnoye for it. It was scary. For the first month I didn’t sleep. I hugged my cat at night and cried. Kitty was also afraid,” Daniel, 12 years old.
“I wanted to shout to the whole world! Screaming in fear for my city, friends and family … I hope no one else ever experiences these horrible feelings! I want to have peace in the world!” Lyuba, 11 years old.
Join us at United Nations Headquarters on International Human Rights Day as we raise our voices in solidarity with the children of Donbass and demand that the Ukrainian and U.S. governments end their military and economic war on people in Donetsk and Lugansk.
Since June, youth organizers in the independent Donbass Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk have gathered hundreds of letters from children and teens about their experiences under war and blockade imposed by the U.S.-backed regime in Ukraine. The letters will be presented to representatives of the United Nations in Europe.
We will have copies of some letters translated to English. Activists against the war in Donbass will speak, as well as youth who will make connections between the war on children in the U.S. and abroad.
Youth need money for public education, housing and healthcare, an end to police brutality, Islamophobia and deportations, not wars and blockades targeting children in Donbass, Syria, Yemen and other countries!
Afterward, we encourage people to join in other important International Human Rights Day actions, including the Rally to Free All Political Prisoners in Harlem: https://www.facebook.com/events/544238225772634/
International Action Center
Solidarity with Novorossiya & Antifascists in Ukraine
147 W. 24 St., Fl. 2, New York, NY 10011