Holodomor Commemoration – SoCal Holodomor Genocide Committee

SoCal Holodomor Genocide Committee: Holodomor Commemoration


Join the SoCal Holodomor Genocide Committee on November 12, 2023, as we come together to remember and honor the victims of the Holodomor, the devastating man-made famine in Ukraine during 1932-1933. This event is one of the key California commemorations recognizing the tragic consequences of forced starvation, political repression, and the indomitable spirit of the Ukrainian people. Hosted in Southern California, the remembrance ceremony will feature speakers, opportunities to learn more about the Holodomor, and a choir performance.

Join us in shedding light on this dark chapter and ensuring it is never forgotten.

Date & Time: 

Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m.


Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Downtown Los Angeles

555 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Keynote speakers:

Victoria Malko, PhD – California State University, Fresno – “The Holodomor as Genocide in Light of the U.N. Convention”

Mayhill Fowler, PhD – Stetson University, Deland, FL – “Against Empire: Ukrainian Theatrical Resistance, 19th-21st Centuries”

There will be a screening of the documentary “Black Raven” (2022), featuring the witnesses of Joseph Stalin’s Holodomor Genocide of Ukrainians in 1932-33. Each persevered through horror. Each confronted death and struggled to survive to keep Ukraine’s history and culture alive. This documentary exposes the secret that murdered millions. Director: George Wyhinny. Writers: Luba Keske, George Wyhinny.

There will be bus service from the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, St Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Los Angeles, and the Ukrainian Culture Center taking people to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. If you choose to drive yourself, please be aware that parking at the Cathedral will not be validated.

There will be child care services available during the panakhyda and program duration. To reserve a spot for your kid, please send a message to

There will be a choir performance by Kobzar Choir

Register for the free event HERE