ACD Media (www.acdmedia.wordpress.com) Presents….
AYITI SOLIDARITY: LEKOL
(Lekol = School in Ayisen)
Lekol is an event geared at educating people about why Haiti and her people deserve the dignity and respect that has been so lacking in the aid and services that have been contributed by international organizations since the catastrophe of January 12th, 2010. Before one even considers boarding a plane to help the people of Haiti, they should know about the true history and culture of her people, in order to contribute to providing a hand in creating real, lasting self-determination moving forward.
We will gather to hold a space for dialogue, to begin to actively decolonize the history of Haiti as we know it, look at Haiti’s contributions to people’s struggles around the globe and follow some of the action that is promising for the future. Including: guest speakers, a photo and audio exhibition, a silent auction, a short screening, food, music and tabling by ally organizations.
WHERE: Yippie Cafe & Museum
9 Bleecker Street between Lafayette and Bowery in Manhattan
WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 2011 5PM-9:30PM & 10PM-3AM
5PM-9:30PM (upstairs) Exhibit-Dialogue-Artist Performances
10PM-3AM (lower level) After Party – A celebration of Haiti’s contributions to universal human rights. It will Feature live DJs. *See the end of this correspondence
F train to Broadway/Lafayette or the 6 train to Bleecker Street
FOR MORE INFORMATION: call Vanissa (917) 995-6495 or email: [email protected] with Lekol in the subject line
Cost: $10 at the door. All proceeds will go to helping two young men from the Delmas 75 area of Port-au-Prince return to school and to the documentation of the building of an Earthship in Haiti!
Photos & Audio exhibit by ACD Media’s Vanissa Chan, Ludger Balan & Oja Vincent
Presentation of the Ayiti Historical Timeline Part One (from 1492-1507) – The active & collective process of decolonizing history.
Guest Speakers Include:
Alba Mota (www.funtosaludintl.org) – speaking about her experience as a Dominican woman who recognizes her roots & the work that Funto Salud International is currently doing in our community.
Ray Laforest (The Haitian Coalition) – providing a picture of the current political situation in Haiti
Marita Mariasine (via Skype from Montreal) – speaking on The Haiti Projects, a grassroots sustainable life movement happening now, and the plan of action in the near future with that movement.
Lahiny Pierre (www.lahinypierre.com) author of the new book, “General Author” with words about the organizing that she has been doing on people’s behalf in Haiti.
Itkibuel (Son of Iukibo) aka Luis Ramos (Taino Nation)- opening the space with a ritual to pay homage and providing information about how Tainos were living in 1491, in addition to explaining the work of preserving Taino culture and keeping the Nation alive and well.
Gabriella Calendar of Mahina Movement (poetry/
Naima Penniman of Climbing Poetree (poetry, spirit & earth sound translations)
Jeff Dess (spoken word from the global source)
Alix Julien + Friends (kompas music & kenetic vibes)
Ally Organizations: Haitian Coalition, Funto Salud International, Ayiti Resurrect, Friends of the Congo, The Sikh Coalition
After Party Music Provided by:
DJ Negus Korby
DJ Slim Hugs