Meet Yulia “Taira” Paievska – a legendary Ukrainian paramedic who saved over 600 lives
Yuliia “Taira” Paievska provided medical treatment to Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity protestors in 2013, and also as head of Taira’s Angels, a volunteer unit of paramedics from 2014-2018. She is best known for secretly filming and smuggling out videos documenting war crimes committed by Russia’s forces in Mariupol. Despite her non-combatant status, she was most recently detained in March as she attempted to evacuate women and children from Mariupol. Thanks to Taira’s heroic efforts over 600 lives have been spared. While imprisoned for three months, Paievska lived in a cell with 22 other women and endured torture and beatings. In spite of it all, she refuses to be silenced and continues to advocate for Ukrainian democracy and independence.
Every year the U.S. Department of State International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award recognizes women from across the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage while advocating for everything from world peace to human rights. They bring great empowerment to women and girls, but often with personal risks and sacrifices. The awards ceremony with Taira as one of the award recipients took place on March 8th in Washington, DC with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Dr. Jill Biden. Meet this incredible Human in person in Dallas. We will watch a short video, listen to Taira’s reflections on her unique experiences, and collect funds in support of Ukrainian prisoners of war, their children and families, and those who came back from captivity. Date: Monday, March 13, 2023, at 6:30 PMLocation: Gourmet Room.
1144 N Plano Rd #115,
Richardson, TX 75081Ukrainian dinner will be offered at a $25 adult meal, $15 kids’ meal paid directly to Gourmet Room. Please, reserve your spots by phone 214-475-2825 (call, text, and Zelle payment)