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Ukrainian Refugee Family: Transitioning to Life in America

By Christine Retkwa

The Ukrainian Refugee Assistance Project, organized by HMN members, is sponsoring a Ukrainian family that arrived in Minnesota in August. Here is the latest news.

It is time for an update on our friends Anton, Olha, and young Zlata.

The family moved into their new apartment in mid-December 2023. It was …

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Ukrainian Family Update: a Wedding, a Fully Owned Car, and English Classes

The pictures with this article will give away the first piece of news about Anton, Olha, and Zlata: Olha and Anton were finally able to marry. They have long wanted to do so – but war delayed their plans. On one of the last warm days of October, one of our committee members, Ashley Allen, performed the wedding outdoors at the home of another committee member, Esther Alder. It was a lovely ceremony (with documents translated into Ukrainian).

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The Pandemic’s Silver Lining

By Sophie Phuong Le The HumanistsMN online book club discussed Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity by Scott Galloway in March. The author is a well-known marketing professor at the New York University Stern School of Business as well as a public speaker and entrepreneur. The year 2020 was a tough one for everyone, but …

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