Help #ShineALight on Ukrainian Genocide! 

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Holodomor90 Staff

Join the #ShineALight Holodomor90 Video Chain 

To memorialize the 90th Anniversary of the Holodomor genocide in Ukraine, November 2023 has been declared: “Holodomor Awareness Month.” To commemorate the moment, individuals and organizations across the country and around the globe will #ShineALight on Ukraine’s past, present, and future.  

“I Believe In Ukraine’s Future”

What is #ShineALight 

Individuals and groups are invited to #ShineALight on the history of genocide that plagued Ukraine in the 1930’s and reverberates into the present day. To stand up for Ukraine, users are invited to post “selfie” images or videos to their social media during the month of November for Holodomor Awareness.  

In the videos, users explain why it is important to recognize the historic genocide. 

Supporters are also invited to find a candlelight vigil near where they live on Holodomor Awareness Day, Saturday, November 25, 2023, and to join with friends, family, and other advocates in remembering the victims of Holodomor.  

Inviting a friend to join in these commemoration activities is the most important part. You are the most powerful advocate there is! 

How to Participate in #ShineALight 

Post a #ShineALight “Selfie” Video: 

1 – Take a “selfie” video lighting a candle with your phone.

2 – Say your name, why you are supporting Holodomor Awareness, and the name of the person you are inviting to continue the chain. 

Post your video to Instagram or another social media platform with the hashtags #ShineALight, #Holodomor90, and #IBelieveInUkrainesFuture. 

Be sure to tag your friends. 

Attend a Candlelight Vigil 

1 – Visit the Events page at to find a candlelight vigil near you. 

2 – Make a plan to attend and invite a friend to join you. 

3 – Post a photo or video from the event to your social media with the hashtags #ShineALight, #Holodomor90 and #IBelieveInUkrainesFuture. 

Other Holodomor90 Calls-to-Actions

Here are some other ways you can take action to support Holodomor awareness: 

1 – Sign the Petition to encourage President Joe Biden to officially recognize “Holodomor as Genocide”. 

2 – Submit a blog post about why you think recognizing the “Holodomor as Genocide” is important. 

3 – Get the official Sunflower Holodomor candle from Door County Candle Company, which is donating 100% of the profits to Holodomor90 partner, Razom for Ukraine.

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