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Fourth-year physical education student Caleigh Kiesman / photo: Garrick Kozier

Water drive for boil advisory zones inspired by events of the Holodomor

March 1, 2017 — 

If you’re passing through University Centre today, make sure you have some water with you — preferably cases of it.

That’s because the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU), along with the Manitoba Ukrainian Canadian Student Society (MUCSS) is collecting bottles and/or cases of water to donate to a yet-to-be-determined school located in a boil water advisory zone in Manitoba.

This initiative is inspired by MUCCS’ screening of Bitter Harvest, a film based on true events of two lovers struggling with their kulak grain farmer families to survive the Holodomor, the Kremlin’s regime-forced famine-genocide that took place as part of the Soviet famine of 1932–33.

Caleigh Kiesman, a fourth-year Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management student, is involved in with this initiative. If the Holodomor has taught her anything, she says, it’s that no one should go without food or water.

“Access to clean water should be a right for all people,” says Kiesman.

Bitter Harvest will be screened tonight, Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at University Centre. Admission is free. Please bring a non-perishable food item and/or a bottle, pack or case of water.

 

 

 

 

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