Fifth Annual Grigorenko Readings

Sunday, October 2, 2005
1219 International Affairs Building

You are cordially invited to: "The Fifth Annual Grigorenko Reading." The Harriman Institute at Columbia University and the General Petro Grigorenko Foundation cosponsor the Annual Grigorenko Readings in honor of the late General Petro Grigorenko, one of the most prominent Ukrainian human rights activists of the former USSR. The topic of this year's Reading is the 40th anniversary of the historic demonstration on Pushkin Square in Moscow on December 5, 1965. This demonstration is widely considered to be a birthday of the Soviet human rights movement. This year's Grigorenko Reading panelists will be: Andrew Grigorenko (General Petro Grigorenko Foundation); Mark von Hagen (Columbia University Ukrainian Studies Program, Harriman Institute); Fr. Leonid Kishkovsky (Orthodox Church in America, Ex-President of National Council of Churches); Pavel Litvinov (a leading figure of earlier years of the Human Rights Movement in USSR). Special guest speaker Alexander S. Yesenin-Volpin (a leading figure of the Human Rights Movement in the USSR who coined the movement slogan: ‘Respect your own laws’)