Women & War in Ukraine | Zonta Club of Birmingham

Hear from 2 women advocates from Ukraine who will discuss the impacts of the war on women and girls.

Join Zonta Club of Birmingham on Thursday, Mar 2, 2023
11:30 AM CST (In-person or Via Zoom) | Registration Required
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Guest Speakers

Irene Amrine is a Ukrainian American who now lives in Phoenix, AZ working as a manager in genetics operations at a cutting-edge oncology testing company Caris Life Sciences. Irene’s family immigrated to the US from Ukraine in 1997. Political and economic uncertainty forced them to leave. When the unthinkable happened in February of 2022, Irene helped form a volunteer movement and a passion project called Cactus and Tryzub. Cactus & Tryzub is a volunteer-supported initiative aimed to keep the spotlight on Ukraine in Phoenix, Arizona through activism, events, fundraising, political advocacy, and refugee support. Through this volunteer initiative, Irene continues her family’s legacy and generational fight for freedom and independence for Ukraine.

Ksenya Podsudiyevska was born in Ivano–Frankivsk, Ukraine, and graduated from Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, foreign languages department. Later, she worked at her alma mater for 17 years as a lecturer and served as an interpreter on the international election observer team (presidential and parliamentary), assisting as counterpart of American Peace Corps volunteers in Ivano-Frankivsk.

Currently, Podsudiyevska lives in Michigan with her husband, daughter, and cat. She enjoys cooking, playing the piano, and singing. She will be attending the Ukrainian women’s ensemble in Michigan, where they often perform at fundraising concerts for the Ukrainian Army and other urgent needs.

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