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START DATE: Sunday August 01
TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details:
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 114 Montecito Avenue, OAKLAND, 94610
Event Type: Fundraiser
Contact NameDevi Jameson, Choral Director
Email Addressrhttp://www.rockridgechorale.org
Phone Number510-601-1610
Address650 florence avenue, oakland, ca 94618
A benefit for Haiti featuring a collaboration of two choral groups, the Rockridge Chorale and the Minsteracres Rubato Singers from Northumberland, UK, under the direction of Devi Jameson and Camille Mazarelo. The program will be followed by wine, snacks and dancing to a Ceilidh band. Tickets are Adults $15, students $12. Contact www.rockridgechorale.org for tickets

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There are some good organizations raising money to help the working-class and poor Haitians who survived the earthquake to rebuild their lives and their popular organizations. But there are many more that are using whatever money they raise, or that part of it that doesn't go to pay inflated staff salaries, to strengthen neo-colonial institutions in that country.

I don't know which organizations the money from this benefit is going to. If it's the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund or Partners in Health, that's fine and well worth supporting. If, however, it's something like the Red Cross, or an NGO that works with the U.S. occupation force, I strongly recommend against giving them a cent. I would especially warn against supporting the opportunist Wyclef Jean and his Yéle Haiti front group.

Regardless of what you decide about this benefit, I would urge those who can afford to do so to donate money to the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund at http://www.haitiaction.net/About/HERF/HERF.html.