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An Evening in Solidarity with Women of Haiti
Date Tuesday September 28
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
SF Friends (Quaker) Meeting House:
65-9th Street
San Francisco
(btw Market & Mission Streets- Civic Ctr BART)
(Please enter through north door - closest to Market St)
Event Type Critical Mass
Organizer/Author
AN EVENING OF SOLIDARITY WITH WOMEN OF HAITI
“Like the palm tree, Haitian women bend in the storm but do not break” – from a Haitian women’s song

Heard much about post-quake Haiti recently? What about the voices of Haitian women? A women’s delegation from SF WILPF and Haiti Action Committee recently visited Haiti. Their purpose was to hear directly from Haitian women about the impact of the Jan. 12 earthquake on their lives and to understand how they are responding. They met with hundreds of Haitian women and recorded their stories. Through slideshow and eyewitness reports, the delegation will report back on their findings.

Learn about the remarkable women’s organizations at the grassroots level that are mobilizing to rebuild Haiti. What is life like for Haitian women, many living in refugee camps, seven months after the quake? How do women evaluate the international relief effort? What are their key demands, including the widespread call for the return of President Aristide?

SPEAKERS: Ayana Labossiere, Judith Mirkinson, Leslie Mullin

$7-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Wheelchair accessible

Sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom and Haiti Action Committee

This event is part of WILPF TALKS - an SF WILPF monthly discussion series focusing on the impact on women of war and militarism.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Sep 26th, 2010 8:58 PM

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