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Multigenerational Legacies of Holodomor in Ukraine

November 27, 2023 12:00PM CST

Webinar from the International Center for MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma

Monday, 27 November 2023 from 12:00PM – 2:00PM CST.

(1:00-3:00PM EST / 6:00-8:00PM GMT / 7:00-9:00PM CMT / 8:00-10:00PM EET & IST)


This International Center for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma psychohistorical webinar is held in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Ukraine’s victims of Holodomor (1932-1933). Ukrainian and international multidisciplinary experts will share their own experiences, examine cumulative and intergenerational effects of this devastating national trauma and its aftermath and reflect on lessons they have learned. Emphasizing its urgent timeliness, the discussion will explore parallels with and meanings of living in the current tragic traumatizing dangers and threats in Ukraine and around the world in general, and of using hunger as a weapon of war and subjugation in particular.

Ukrainian-English interpretation will be provided

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About the Presenters:

Andre Laperrière, BA, MA, MBA

An expert in international development, populations displacement and hunger, with degrees in Administration and Industrial Relations, Canadian Mr. Laperrière worked for over 18 years, mostly with the United Nations, in conflict and post-conflict areas on three continents with refugees and internally-displaced persons, including in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is the first Executive Director of the Trust Fund for Victims of the International Criminal Court.

Iryna Reva, MSc

With a Мaster of philology, culturologist Reva Iryna is a researcher of the Dmytro Yavornytsky Dnipropetrovsk National Historical Museum. She authored the popular scientific books On the Other Side of Yourself: Socio-Psychological and Cultural Consequences of the Holodomor and Stalinist Repressions” (2013; 2nd Edition 2019), and Third Generation Mission (2018) and has compiled a documentary collection of interviews with veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war “Warriors of the Dnipro: values, motivations, meanings” (2020).

Vitalii Ogienko, PhD

A researcher at the Museum of Ukrainian Diaspora in Kyiv, Dr. Ogienko works on the project Holodomor as a historical trauma, which studies how the experience of original trauma has influenced the development of a cultural memory of the Holodomor. The first results of the project are presented in the chapter titled Secrets of Death, Life, and Survival during the Holodomor in The Holodomor and the Origins of the Soviet Man. Reading the Testimony of Anastasia Lysyvets (Ibidem-Verlag, 2022).

Mariana Velykodna, PhD

A EuroPsy registered psychologist, Mariana is a certified Psychoanalyst of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies and head of the Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychotherapy Division of the National Psychological Association of Ukraine, a psychoanalyst in private practice (Kyiv), Associate Professor of Practical Psychology Department at Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University, and Associate Professor of Psychology Department, Ukraine Sigmund Freud University (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Roman Kechur, PhD

An Associate Professor and head, Department of Psychology and Psychotherapy at Ukrainian Catholic University, with 25 years of teaching and clinical experience, Dr. Kechur is Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Psychotherapeutic University and full member of the European Association of Psychotherapy. He is a training psychoanalyst and supervisor of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies, head of the Secretariat and Council of Training Therapists of the Ukrainian Union of Psychotherapists and President of the Ukrainian Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies.


Dr. Yael Danieli A Clinical psychologist, traumatologist, victimologist and psychohistorian, Dr. Danieli is Founder and Executive Director of the International Center for the study, prevention and treatment of MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma; Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children and Past-President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

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Monday, 27 November 2023, 12:00PM – 2:00PM CST | 1:00-3:00PM EST | 6:00-8:00PM GMT | 7:00-9:00PM CMT | 8:00-10:00PM EET & IST