I congratulate the organizers, the guest speakers, the participants and especially the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, an educational institution for all Canadians. As I see it, the initial intent of the conference is to bring the Canadian community together and to increase public awareness about the Holodomor. Also, this conference will assist educators and academics to gain a better knowledge of the tragedy that occurred 85 years ago.
Throughout the world, and particularly in Winnipeg, museums of human rights are collaboratively continuing the Holodomor awareness campaign by educating and hosting conferences, acknowledging this tragic period in world history. The Holodomor was one of the most heinous crimes, masterminded by a totalitarian communist regime starving innocent people.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has become a landmark and an educational institution for all Canadians. The conference on Ukrainian famine is one of the many events that addresses human liberty and human life as a major issue for all Canadians.