Community groups help Ukraine and refugees
In Albany, local author AmyPatricia Meade is hosting an online book auction on Thursday, March 24 at noon at The Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza. Meade founded the Authors for Ukraine Charity Auction to use proceeds to help Ukrainian refugees. Joining the auction are 175 authors who have donated their books to sell at the auction. The funds will be donated to CARE’s Ukraine Crisis Fund. Care is an international organization that provides aid and relief to fight global poverty.
In Vermont, Castleton University is hosting an exhibition of Ukrainian art for a fundraising auction at the university’s Calvin Coolidge Library on Thursday, March 24. Eleven Ukrainian posters from the 1990s will be exhibited. After the exhibition, the posters will be auctioned off at Rennert’s Gallery in New York. At 4:30 p.m., former Castleton faculty member Bill Ramage will give a talk about his visit to Ukraine 30 years ago and the artists he encountered. The event is free and open to the public. Funds raised will be donated to the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America.