04-03 Uprooting Ukraine: Resistance and Identity in North American Ukrainian Communities [Hybrid]

Friday, November 03, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Broadway I/II

This live event will not be recorded.

Chair: Jeanmarie Rouher-Willoughby (University of Kentucky)

8:30 am
Ukrainian Folk Art and Resistance in Oregon
Iryna Stavynska (University of Oregon)

9:00 am
Music in diaspora: living tradition or heritage?
Iryna Voloshyna (Indiana University)

9:30 am
Regional Ethnicity: Ukrainian Experiences on the Canadian Island of Newfoundland
Mariya Lesiv (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

9:45 am
Ukrainian Immigrants in Central Kentucky: Religion and Belonging
Jeanmarie Rouher-Willoughby (University of Kentucky)

This panel will consider questions of identity among Ukrainians in North America in four different communities. The papers focus on a variety of folk traditions including material culture, music, food and household items to explore how identity is created in the diaspora and how traditions adapt to a new context. The communities in Newfoundland, Canada, Nicholasville, Kentucky Detroit, Michigan and in various cities in Oregon have all been altered by the events in fundamental ways. We will explore both how the war has changed communities as well as long-standing traditions and conceptions of identity pre-war in these communities.