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On May 18, 2024, we observe 80th anniversary and the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Crimean Tatar Genocide of 1944. This day marks the start of Crimean Tatar peoples long and harrowing journey towards half a century of exile.


Art credit @daseot_art, poster design @max_uiux

MAY 18, 2024

Doors open: 4:30pmProgram starts: 5pm

Sister City Library

2842 W Chicago Ave,
Chicago, IL


Event proceeds will benefit the Crimean Battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


We designed this program to introduce the Chicago community to the art, food, culture, music and film to honor and celebrate the indigenous people of Crimea. 

Part I

Introduction to a brief history of the indigenous people of Crimea and the forced deportation that erased them from their native homeland for five decades.
Interactive exhibit presentation "Stolen Crimea. History of deportation"
Live performance. Reading from the book Hell road. Tashke - Tavaksay: 19 days and nights, three and a half thousand kilometers of unimaginable suffering. Diary of Nariman Kazenbash 

part ii

Live Auction of Curated Art
Our team has curated an exclusive collection of contemporary Crimean Tatar art and artifacts from prominent Crimean Tatar public figures that were individually selected and delivered to us from Kyiv just for this event.

Part III

Exclusive screening of the documentary film “1944” by Fatima Osman.
Community conversation with special guests.


The documentary film "1944" is telling the stories of three people who survived deportation as children. The horrors of exile, separation from their families and deaths were imprinted in the children's memories causing unimaginable pain to this day. This is a story of love, friendship and resilience in the face of unimaginable suffering that Crimean Tatar people are enduring to this day.


Event brought to you by


sister city library


Independent Ukrainian library, located in Chicago Grand Gallery. The library houses over 200 books, hosts frequent events and live interviews with authors, and supports Ukraine through fundraising.


crimea SOS


The mission of "Crimea SOS" is to contribute to the de-occupation of Crimea and its reintegration into Ukraine. They support connections between Crimea and mainland Ukraine, and the rights and interests of victims of [r]ussian aggression. 


Ukrainian Daughters Foundation


UDF is a registered 501(c)(3) founded by three volunteers in Chicago, and has grown to support various military units in Ukraine. With your help we raised over $150,000 last year, and we're just getting started. 


FeelCan production


FeelCan Production studio was founded in 2015 to promote Crimean Tatar culture and history. The team at FeelCan created the Crimean Tatar language learning program and continues to produce social and educational programming and documentary films about Crimea and Crimean Tatar people. 

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