California is home to many communities with ties to countries that formed the ex-Soviet Union. This project aims at bringing together these communities in order to support the people suffering as a result of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia`s military forces. 

This project intends to bring awareness of this devastating war, establish a dialogue between the affected communities, and raise funds for Ukrainian charitable organizations. 

This project is based on disciplines, such as history, art history, sociology and anthropology, and involves personal narratives, musical performances, exhibitions and discussion panels.  


Liana Stepanyan, Associate Professor (Teaching) of Spanish, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, USC.

Evgeny Dengub, Professor (Teaching) of Russian, Director of the Basic Language Program, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Director of the Center for Languages and Cultures, USC.

Maria Mercedes Fages Agudo, Master Lecturer, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, USC.