Located in the Michigan Union Art Lounge and hosted by the Center for Campus Involvement, this exhibit features campaign memorabilia from the 2004 presidential elections in Ukraine.
Visit and enjoy the exhibit from September 29, 2013 to October 11th, 2013.
Information about the exhibit:
The Orange Revolution exhibit includes campaign memorabilia from the 2004 presidential elections in Ukraine such as brochures, posters, the ubiquitous orange scarf, t-shirts, bumper stickers, postcards, pins, etc. The exhibit offers a small sampling of campaign rhetoric for and against each of the presidential candidates -- Yushchenko and Yanukovich. Yuschchenko was the pro-democracy and pro-Western candidate, while Yanukovich was backed by the pro-communist, authoritarian Ukrainian regime. The first round of voting took place in November 2004, however, the results were nullified by the Supreme Court when it determined that there was widespread election fraud. Viktor Yushchenko won the presidency during the second round of voting in December 2004. Visitors will also read about the experience of an election observer from Michigan who was in Ukraine during those heady days of change.