[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
Annas Jazz Island
Saturday, November 19th
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 Annas 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.
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 Parliaments 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.
Annas 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
and click on Haiti Emergency Relief Fund in top right-hand corner of the page.
The Freedom Archives
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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