Haitian Jazz in Miami
Haiti Jazz Foundation Presents
A DOUBLE EXPO
Haiti Jazz Foundation cordially invites you to an exclusive fundraising cocktail featuring
The Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival EXPO
"Help us make the PAP JAZZ Festival the best jazz and creole jazz destination of the Caribbean"
"An'n ale" EXPO, a tribute to Toto Bissainthe (1934 - 1994),
actress, singer, author & composer, pioneer of modern Haitian Rasin genre.
Friday, September 19th 2014 6pm - 9pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center Gallery: 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami FL 33137
Photo exhibit for silent auction, video projection and live music.
free entrance - RSVP 305-960-2969
Florida Blue honors Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ was recognized by the Florida Blue Foundation on April 24th as a state of Florida 2014 Sapphire Award honoree. The program was honored for its innovative approach that is changing lives in Miami and educating 21st century health professionals.
Documentary: Post-quake Haiti rebuilding, a ‘Fatal Assistance’
BY JACQUELINE CHARLES
A year after Haiti-born award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck first screened his documentary about the international community’s failure to rebuild post-quake Haiti to Haitian and European audiences, the film has finally made its way to South Florida.
Fatal Assistance will be on a limited run Thursday through Sunday at O Cinema Miami Shores at Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE Second Ave. Peck, who lives in Paris and is currently filming in Haiti, will be at the 7:30 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday showings to answer questions. Ticket prices are $10.50 for adults, and $9 for seniors and students. Thursday’s showings are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Other show times can be viewed on the cinema’s website at www.o-cinema.org.
The film’s South Florida debut is being sponsored by the Green Family Foundation, which also has teamed up with Florida International University’s Latin America and Caribbean Center to screen the film for students and faculty. Peck will speak from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami, ACII Bldg, Room 161.
Green's blue horizon
Businessman, philanthropist and former US ambassador to Singapore Steven Green had to endure his beloved Dorothea I sinking, yet with the third incarnation of the yacht now traversing the world’s oceans, his passion for open seas is undimmed.
Graduate student creates online history exhibit of Haiti
Posted by Ray Boyle 02/27/2014 at 5:06 pm
The second floor Green Library display cases currently showcase 1,800 years of history on one of the Caribbean’s most misunderstood islands. “Haiti: An Island Luminous” also shows what one FIU student can create with the right motivation.
The exhibit, on display until Feb. 28 and permanently available online, is the creation of doctoral candidate Adam Silvia MA ’09 and FIU’s Digital Library of the Caribbean director Brooke Wooldridge MA ’07. They wanted to construct a complete and functional database of Haitian history.
In 2009, Silvia – who is writing his dissertation on Haiti – came to Wooldridge with a problem. FIU’s Digital Library of the Caribbean was overflowing with information on Haiti, but needed context to be understood.
She initially challenged him to provide 40 PowerPoint slides of context, but Silvia realized that 40 slides would not be enough. So he came up with a different approach.
“The task was to take raw archival content and present it in a way that you do not have to be a historian to approach, interpret and understand it,” Silvia said.
The final product is a chronological tale of Haiti from its indigenous beginnings to the devastating earthquake of 2010.
Blacks in Philanthropy – South Florida Network (BPSFN) is a network of professionals employed in the field of philanthropy either within an organization or independently (as a consultant). The network consists of fundraisers, program officers, foundation professionals, marketing and communication professionals, non-profit executives, institutional advancement professionals, special event experts and philanthropists. The group was created to foster professional multi-cultural networking opportunities and facilitate interaction among its members to promote and encourage multicultural philanthropy in South Florida.
Today, BPSFN conducts several community programs that provide: 1) professional development opportunities for fundraisers from diverse backgrounds, 2) capacity building opportunities for non-profits and 3) social and professional networking opportunities. Within this framework, BPSFN partners with the AFP Miami Chapter on its diversity initiatives by conducting an annual diversity workshop for the South Florida community.
The 75+ member network also includes professionals at various institutions and non-profits around South Florida: University of Miami, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Barry University, Baptist Health, Camillus House, Urban League of Broward County, the United Way of Broward County, the Miami Foundation, the Community Foundation of Broward, Miami Art Museum, American Cancer Society, United Negro College Fund, Virginia Key Beach, Miami Dade College, local consultants and many more. The network is very diverse in the types of organizations represented, ethnic backgrounds and years in the profession.
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|»||Purchase Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937, nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.|
|»||Watch GFF President Kimberly Green's CGI Stories segment about the music of Alan Lomax.|