[News] Benefit for the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

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Fri Nov 11 08:33:52 EST 2005


Benefit for the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Anna’s Jazz Island
Saturday, November 19th
2-5 P.M.

Haiti is in deep crisis.  The U.S.-engineered 
coup that overthrew President Jean-Bertrand 
Aristide in February 2004 has exacerbated 
already-existing poverty and unemployment and 
created a human rights nightmare.  Thousands have 
been killed, disappeared, incarcerated and forced 
into exile. While the people of Haiti continue to 
organize and mobilize for a return to democracy, 
they deserve our support and assistance.

The Haiti Emergency Relief Fund offers 
humanitarian relief to Haitian grassroots 
organizations and activists who have been 
directly impacted by the violence of the 
coup.  Our goal is to sustain these community 
organizers and victims of repression as they 
attempt to rebuild their lives and continue 
political organizing inside and outside the country.

Join us at Anna’s Jazz Island for an afternoon of 
entertainment, information and solidarity with 
the people of Haiti.  Learn more about the crisis 
in Haiti and the continuing resistance to the 
coup.  Take the opportunity to provide direct 
material assistance to those who continue, 
despite all odds, to stand for a democratic Haiti.

All proceeds benefit the Haiti Emergency Relief 
Fund. We hope you will give generously.

Speaker:

Bolivar Ramilus – Mr. Ramilus is a Haitian 
peasant leader and former member of Parliament 
from the Fanmi Lavalas Party. He served as 
president of the Haitian Parliament’s Commission 
on Peasant Affairs. The target of numerous death 
threats and several assassination plots in the 
months after the coup, he has been living in 
exile in the United States since April 2005.

Pierre Labossiere – Pierre is a long-time Bay 
Area Haitian activist and a leading voice in the 
movement to defend democracy in Haiti. He is a 
founding member of the Haiti Action Committee.

Anna’s Jazz Island
2120 Allston Way, Berkeley.
Just east of Shattuck Avenue
Close to the downtown Berkeley BART station.



Yes! I Want to Support the People of Haiti!




Make checks payable to Haiti Emergency Relief Fund/Vanguard


Send Checks to:
Vanguard Public Foundation
383 Rhode Island St. Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: 415-487-2111    Fax: 415-487-2124


Or – Log on to 
<http://www.haitiaction.net/>www.haitiaction.net 
and click on Haiti Emergency Relief Fund in top right-hand corner of the page.


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