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SUSK sends support through Postcards for Prisoners campaign

SUSK partners with Postcards for Prisoners
Since Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, Russian authorities have illegally imprisoned at
least 70 Ukrainian citizens. Russia has ignored all demands by the international
community to stop the invasion of Ukraine and the imprisonment of Ukrainian citizens.
SUSK is pleased to announce the partnership with Postcards for Prisoners to bring
awareness to the unjust actions of the Russian Government through letter-writing
campaigns at post-secondary institutions across Canada. By engaging post-secondary
students of various programs, cities, and backgrounds, we will bring attention to the
violations of human rights that are currently taking place at the hands of the Russian
regime.

Campus outreach
Ukrainian Student Organizations (USOs) are taking action by organizing efforts to
involve their educational community in the Postcards for Prisoners campaign. The University of Victoria Ukrainian Students’ Society (UVic USS) launched the national
campaign by hosting a booth on their campus in late October. The USO encouraged
over 75 students to write messages of support to Ukrainian prisoners.
Hosting postcard writing events on campus creates an opportunity for open dialogue.
Young academics and students can discuss and learn about Russia’s war against
Ukraine and the violation of international law in an open space. This campaign provides
an opportunity for students to challenge the Russian government’s propaganda and
disinformation, while also providing support for those who are suffering first-hand from
human rights violations by the Russian government recognized by the international
community.

SUSK applauds the efforts of the UVic USS and all USOs across Canada. We
encourage all post-secondary students to join this important movement. If you or your
USO are interested in taking part in this initiative, please contact SUSK External
Director for more details (external@susk.ca)
If you’d like to join the movement, please join SUSK on social media through the
hashtags #PostcardsForPrisoners #FreeSentsov #LetMyPeopleGo

About SUSK: Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union
SUSK is a national student organization comprised of Ukrainian Students’
Organizations (USOs) at post-secondary institutions across Canada, formed in 1953.
SUSK’s mandate is to serve as a national forum through which concerns and issues
relevant to Ukrainian Canadian students are discussed and acted upon. It is the
coordinating body for over 25 Ukrainian Students’ Organizations (USOs) throughout
Canada.

About Postcards for Prisoners
Postcards for Prisoners is an activist group dedicated to raising awareness of Ukrainian
prisoners unjustly incarcerated in Russian prisons and providing moral support to the
prisoners with letters and postcards. To learn more visit:

Postcards for Prisoners Project

For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Nedoshytko
SUSK President
president@susk.ca