Weber State Hosts Ukraine Awareness & Service Project

OGDEN, Utah – In an effort to bring awareness to the ongoing war in Ukraine, the Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service in partnership with the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) are hosting a service project on May 18.

The idea for the service project came from a community member, said Leah Murray, professor of political science. 

“The Walker Institute wants to be a place where students, WSU community members, or the public at large could approach to raise awareness of our role as global citizens in addition to our role as members of this community,” she said.

Volunteers will meet from 4-6 p.m. on May 18 at the Lindquist Alumni Center. Those in attendance will put together ribbons to wear in the colors of Ukraine's flag, and philanthropic places to send money to support Ukraine citizens will be promoted. 

Members of the Weber State and local community are invited to participate in the service project. No registration is required and light refreshments will be provided.

“It is important that we do this project. First, because it is important that the United States stand in solidarity against authoritarian aggression,” Murray said. “Second, because it is important that people in our community see the Walker Institute as a place where they can take their passion projects and that we will help them deliver on them.”

Contact:

Leah Murray, political science professor
801-626-6695 •  lmurray@weber.edu

Author:

Kennedy Jones, Marketing & Communications
801-626-7948 • kennedyjones1@weber.edu