Nadia Guerrera, Founder & Executive Director

Nadia Guerrera is an educator, active citizen and global advocate for democracy. She has worked as an educator for over 14 years both in Canada and abroad. Nadia currently teaches at Michael Power St. Joseph High School in Toronto, in the department of Canadian and World Studies, specializing in geography and political science. Since the foundation of Orwell Art in March of 2015, Nadia has been asked to speak about democracy and education on Radio Kontakt's Euro Maidan Round Table in Toronto, ATN International Morning Show in Afghanistan, and published an article in the EuroMaidan Press. Nadia was also an instrumental community leader and the Deputy Campaign Manager for Julie Dzerowicz in the riding of Davenport who was elected to the House of Commons in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election. 

 

ANDREA CHALUPA, speaker & AUTHOR

Andrea Chalupa is a journalist in New York and the author of Orwell and The Refugees: The Untold Story of Animal Farm. She has written for TIMEThe AtlanticThe Daily Beast, and Forbes, among others. Some of the institutions where she has spoken include the Council of Europe, Columbia University, McGill University, New York University, and the National Press Club in Washington, DC. She is a founder of DigitalMaidan, an online movement that made the Ukrainian protests a trending topic on Twitter worldwide at a time when the mainstream media was obsessing over Justin Bieber’s arrest in Miami. Her first screenplay GARETH JONES, about the intrepid, young Welsh investigative journalist who helped inspire George Orwell’s Animal Farm—an incredible true story about the power of art and journalismis in development in Europe and will be released as a graphic novel.

 

MARIJKA STADNYK, Education Advisor & Community Outreach

Marijka Stadnyk is an alternative education teacher in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) in Toronto, Canada. She is a member of the board of directors for Education Beyond Borders. Marijka has also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for over twenty-years. Since 2013, Marijka has been a leading member of Toronto’s EuroMaidan, a local chapter of a global effort to support Ukraine’s “Revolution of Dignity,” to build a stronger, more transparent democracy in Ukraine. 

 

Marta Baziuk, Historical Resources Advisor

Marta Baziuk is the Executive Director of the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta. She provides recommendations on primary and secondary sources that help bring the history behind the headlines into today’s classrooms. 

 

OUR PARTNER: TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION GROUP (TEG)

Alexa Chopivsky, Founder & Executive Director

Alexa Chopivsky is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Transnational Education Group and the Director of the Program on the World Economy at the Aspen Institute. Alexa received a Bachelor's degree from Yale University with distinction in Russian & East European Studies and Political Science, a Master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Masters degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. For seven years she was a journalist with NBC News, where she covered world events from the New York, Washington, and London bureaus. She is a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member and a 2012-2013 member of Eurasia Foundation's Young Professionals Network. She resides in Washington, DC.


Sponsors

Ukrainian Canadian Congress National Holodomor Awareness Committee

          Ukrainian Credit Union Limited (Toronto, Canada)      

CANADA UKRAINE FOUNDATIOn      

Paul Grod & Family

Chartchenko Family

 

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