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March 28, 2022

WRITERS/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: Due to forecasted rain, this event has been relocated to the Silver and Sage Room in Old Main.

Media Advisory: Department of Russian & Slavic Studies to host peace rally

  • What: The University of Arizona College of Humanities and Department of Russian and Slavic Studies will host "Peace Rally: Stand with Ukraine."
  • When: Tuesday, March 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Old Main, Silver and Sage Room
  • RSVP: Media who wish to attend should email Eric

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona College of Humanities and Department of Russian & Slavic Studies will hold a peace rally in support of those in the community affected by the invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces.

Speakers at the event will include College of Humanities Dorrance Dean Alain-Philippe Durand, Russian and Slavic Studies Department Head John Leafgren, Tucson City Councilwoman Nikki Lee, faculty from the UArizona Department of Russian and Slavic Studies and UArizona faculty members who are from Ukraine.

Event attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Celebrate Ukraine's vibrant literary and cultural history.
  • Learn about famous Ukrainian poets and artists.
  • Sample traditional Slavic foods.
  • Learn how to support humanitarian efforts in the region.
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Media contact:
Eric Swedlund
College of Humanities

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