UMD Celebrates 4th of July, Over a Century of Macedonian Immigration to the U.S.

UMD Celebrates 4th of July, Over a Century of Macedonian Immigration to the U.S.

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrates 244 years of American Independence. Beginning in the early twentieth century, many Macedonians immigrated to the United States fleeing from the violence that resulted from the Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Prior to World War I, a large wave of Macedonians had already migrated to the United States, and this was followed by…

UMD Generation M Virtual Hour: A Seat at the Table, Women, Diplomacy, and Lessons for the World

Summary by UMD Fellows Jordan Jantzen and Lauren Krotz On June 29, 2020, UMD Generation M hosted a Virtual Hour with Susan Sloan, Author of A Seat at the Table: Women, Diplomacy, and Lessons for the World, moderated by UMD Generation M Global Co-Chair Kristina Dimitrievski. Susan works for a global advocacy organization engaging with diplomats, government officials, community organizers,…

UMD Australia: What are the issues facing Macedonians in Australia?

UMD Australia: What are the issues facing Macedonians in Australia?

The United Macedonian Diaspora (Australia), and its young leaders’ program Generation M, are pleased to inform the Australian Macedonian community and the media that we will be making a written submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Issues Facing Diaspora Communities in Australia by 31 July 2020.    UMD Australia encourages all Macedonians living in Australia, either individually or through…

UMD Generation M Virtual Hour: Keeping the Macedonian Language Alive in the Diaspora

Summary by UMD Fellow Lauren Krotz On June 22, 2020, UMD’s Generation M hosted a virtual hour on Keeping the Macedonian Language Alive in the Diaspora with Kristina Kramer, Professor Emerita in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Toronto. In 1999, Professor Kramer authored Macedonian: A Course for Beginning and Intermediate Students which later received…

World Refugee Day “Every Action Counts,” UMD Calls on Greece to Repel 1982 and 1985 Laws

World Refugee Day “Every Action Counts,” UMD Calls on Greece to Repel 1982 and 1985 Laws

The United Nations theme for World Refugee Day 2020, “Every Action Counts”, reinforces the need for compassion and inclusivity.   As we commemorate the 76th anniversary since the plight and mass exodus from Aegean Macedonia (today’s northern Greece) of thousands of Macedonian children called the “Deca Begalci” (child refugees).   “I’m sorry to say that this is another chapter of…

Светски Ден на Бегалците „Секоја Акција сè Брои“, ОМД ја Повикува Грција да ги Укине Законите од 1982 и 1985 Година

Светски Ден на Бегалците „Секоја Акција сè Брои“, ОМД ја Повикува Грција да ги Укине Законите од 1982 и 1985 Година

Темата на Обединетите Нации за Светскиот ден на бегалците 2020 година, „Секоја акција сè брои“, ја зајакнува потребата за сочувство и инклузивност. Додека ја одбележуваме 76-годишнината од маките и масовните изнесувања од Егејска Македонија (денешна северна Грција) на илјадници македонски деца наречени „Деца бегалци.“ „Жал ми е што морам да речам дека ова е уште едно поглавје од модерната и…

UMD Generation M Virtual Hour: Language, Dialects and Macedonian relations with the EU

Summary by UMD Fellow Evan Nitchov On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, UMD, and its young leaders’ program Generation M hosted a virtual hour with Professor Victor A. Friedman, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Humanities with a joint appointment in Linguistics and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. The conversation, moderated by UMD President Metodija…

UMD Generation M Virtual Hour: How to Get Up Off the Seat of Victim: 5 Phases of Leadership

Summary by UMD Fellows Jordan Jantzen and Lauren Krotz   Suzan Hart, Mindset Mastery Mentor, has the vision to help entrepreneurs and busy professionals develop the mindset needed to create business and financial success while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Her ultimate goal is to inspire leaders to design the lifestyle they truly deserve. United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), and its…

UMD Virtually Welcomes Its Four Summer Fellows

For the first time, UMD’s International Policy and Diplomacy Fellows Summer Program will be fully virtual due to COVID-19. UMD is pleased to welcome our four fellows: Noah DeMichele, Jordan Jantzen, Lauren Krotz, and Evan Nitchov. Since 2008, UMD’s internship program has hosted close to 100 students. “While the experience of being in the heart of it all, in Washington,…

ОМД: Министерката за Одбрана Шекеринска го Обесчестува Споменот на Жртвите од Тероризмот во 2001-та година

ОМД: Министерката за Одбрана Шекеринска го Обесчестува Споменот на Жртвите од Тероризмот во 2001-та година

Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) ја објави следната изјава, како одговор против Министерката за Одбрана, Радмила Шекеринска, која беше фотографирана пред емблема на УЧК* во канцеларијата на кичевскиот градоначалник: “Постапките на Министерката за Одбрана, Шекеринска, сè застрашувачки и несоодветни. Конфликтот во 2001 г. во Македонија беше акт на тероризам и агресија од страна на сепаристичката УЧК* (Ослободителната Народна Армија)*, против македонските…

UMD: Defense Minister Sekerinska Dishonors Memory of 2001 Terrorism Victims via Photo Op

UMD: Defense Minister Sekerinska Dishonors Memory of 2001 Terrorism Victims via Photo Op

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) issued the following statement today in response to Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska photographed in front of UCK* emblem in the office of the Kicevo Mayor: “Defense Minister Sekerinska’s actions are appalling and inappropriate. The 2001 conflict in Macedonia was nothing but an act of terrorism and aggression by the separatist…