|San Jose: The Struggle for Women's Rights, Worker Rights, and Economic Development in Haiti Today|
|Date||Thursday July 20|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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SEIU Local 715 Union Hall, Great Room (2nd Floor)
2302 Zanker Rd., San Jose
|Organizer/Author||Seth Donnelly (Haiti Action Committee)|
Meet two amazing community organizers and labor leaders on a speaking tour from Haiti!
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), which 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, and economic empowerment. She is also a member of the community organization known as SOPUDEP (Society of Providence United for the Development of Petionville) and is the co-founder and director of the SOPUDEP school that serves the educational needs of the community's poorer children.
$10 suggested donation. Coffee and food will be served at the event. Profits benefit economic development projects in Haiti.
Sponsored by the Haiti Action Committee, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, the Social and Justice Committee and the African-American Caucus of SEIU Local 715, and South Bay Mobilization.