On October 01, 2018, the Ukrainian community of Northern California joined the International Action "Let's Light a Candle of Memory!", dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the commemoration of the victims of the Holodomor-Genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933.
The event, organized by the Holodomor Committee of California, the Ukrainian-American Coordination Council and the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco, was attended by representatives of the Ukrainian-American civic, cultural and religious organizations of California, as well as consular officers and members of their families.
Consul General of Ukraine Serhiy Alyoshin addressed the audience and reminded of the scale and effects of the Holodomor-genocide organized by the Soviet government against the Ukrainian people and informed about the actions of the Ukrainian side and community regarding the recognition of this crime by the US officials as the genocide.
To commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, representatives of the Ukrainian community read the names of 85 dead children from the lists of millions of dead. During the event, photographs of the Holodomor were provided by the Consulate General.
The action was held in the Union Square in San Francisco and attracted the attention of local residents and tourists.
The memory of the dead was commemorated with a minute of silence.