[News] Bay Area - Haiti events next week (W, TH & F), 19-21 July

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Fri Jul 14 08:34:03 EDT 2006



Dear Friends,

The recent election of President Rene Preval in Haiti
signals the end of the coup d'etat government of
LaTortue. Yet, Haiti remains under the occupation of
the United Nations, with the U.S., France & Canada
pulling the strings. Exiles have cautiously begun to
return, and grassroots organizations have begun to
pick up the pieces -- many starting over from scratch.
The lasting effect of the coup d'etat -- the attempt
to destroy Lavalas and the base of Aristide's support
-- is impossible to ignore. Thousands of political
prisoners continue to be incarcerated, including
former Prime Minister Yvonne Neptune and Annette
Auguste (So Ann).

We hope you can make at least one of these events to
support the ongoing struggle for democracy and
development in Haiti.

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Wednesday night

Two Haitian activists discuss the current situation in
their homeland

Wednesday, July 19, 7pm
American Friends Service Committee
65 Ninth St, San Francisco
(between Market and Mission Streets),
near Civic Center BART and Muni

Ginette Apollon is a community organizer, grassroots
leader and President of the Commission of Women
Workers within one of the largest labor federations in
Haiti, the "Confederation des Travailleurs Haitiens"
(CTH). She is also a founding member and President of
the community organization known as The Centre de
Reintegration Economique et Sociale des Femmes
Haitiennes (CRESFHA) that organizes primarily
working-class women around issues of women's rights,
education, HIV-AIDS prevention and treatment, and
economic empowerment.

Rea Dol is also a community organizer, grassroots
leader and coordinator of a federation of women's
organizations that focus primarily on issues of
women's rights, education, HIV-AIDS prevention and
treatment, as well as economic empowerment. She is the
co-founder and director of SOPUDEP, a school that
serves the educational needs of the community's poorer
children.

Sponsored by Haiti Action Committee.

For more information, e-mail to haitiaction at yahoo.com
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Thursday night

Meet Two Amazing Community Organizers and Labor
Leaders
on a speaking tour from Haiti: Ginette Apollon and Rea
Dol

�The Struggle for Women�s Rights, Worker Rights,
and Economic Development Today in Haiti�

Where: the SEIU Local 715 Union Hall,
the Great Room (on 2nd floor)
2302 Zanker Rd., San Jose, CA 95131

When: July 20th, Thursday, 6�8 PM

Suggested Donation: $10
(no one turned away for lack of funds)
Coffee and food will be served

Sponsored by the Haiti Action Committee, Peninsula
Peace and Justice Center,
  and South Bay Mobilization

For more information, contact Seth Donnelly at ph:
650-814-8495

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Friday night

Benefit for PROJECT CYBER DRUM in HAITI

Friday July 21
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Berkeley Fellowship UUs Hall,
1924 Cedar (at Bonita), Berkeley

CONSCIENTIOUS PROJECTOR FILM SERIES PRESENTS:
"VENEZUELA RISING" a film Benefit for PROJECT CYBER
DRUM in HAITI.  Support courageous Haitians at this
crucial moment in their struggle for freedom &
grassroots democracy. Producer Alvin "Skipper" Bailey
of Pastors for Peace; Director Jennifer Wager;
Writer/Editor Eve Goldberg; Narrator Eva Golinger.

Presented by Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Social
Justice Committee
Co-sponsors VANGUARD/CYBER DRUM PROJECT/HAITI
EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND; & the ORGANIZATION of
AFRICAN-NORTH AMERICANS.

After the showing of this amazing film highlighting
Venezuelan grandmother and community organizer GLADYS
BOLIVAR & the mobilization of the Venezuelan people,
there will be a discussion of the situation in HAITI
with PIERRE LA BOISSIERE & RANDALL WHITE (who attended
the inauguration of Haiti�s President Rene Preval),
WALTER RILEY, WILLIE THOMPSON & other guests.

Benefit supports the Cyber Drum Project, a grassroots
communication and training program on the ground in
Haiti, which will inform the international community
about what is really happening at this historic moment
following Preval's election.

Donation appreciated at the door. No one turned away.
Basket passed to meet the emergency needs in Haiti.

Wheelchair Accessible.  Refreshments.

Even if you cannot join us, please send your
tax-deductible check made out to:
Vanguard/HERF(Cyber-Drum).
Send to: Vanguard Foundation, 383 Rhode Island,
Suite 301, SF 94103.

For more information: http://www.haitiaction.org.
Or call 510-601-9116 or 510-495-5132.


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