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Early in my professional career, I worked as a field researcher for a nutrition program in a low-income area in Atlanta. I was charged with collecting information on the fruit and vegetable consumption of local residents, and in exchange they would receive a small honorarium.
One day I arrived at the home of a single mother of two whose electricity had been disconnected because of a delinquent bill. The apartment windows were partially boarded up, and the only consistent light came through the front door. As I prepared to reschedule my visit, the mother explained that she needed the honorarium to help pay her electric bill.
We sat with the front door open and hurriedly completed the survey, racing against the sunset.
Read the full article here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article2172761.html#storylink=cpy
Since the devastating Earthquake that shattered the beautiful Island of Haiti almost 5 years ago on January 12, 2010, this mystical Island, its people, and its Diaspora are all at a crossroad. Every aspect of its culture, its politics, and the physical land itself is on a movement to redefine its identity. While some children of Haiti and those who left back in the day sit on the sideline waiting for a change to happen, many in the Diaspora have awaken to the call and are part of a mass movement to change the face of this fascinating country. More and more, you hear of people moving back to Haiti to make an impact. Those are the positive stories . . . until you hear from the voices of the Deportees.
Ayiti Images, in partnership with the Green Family Foundation, the Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and the Cinema and Interactive Media Department at the University of Miami present the SCREENING OF DEPORTED. Learn more about Deportation by coming out to a screening near you, meet the co-director Rachèle Magloire and share your wisdom.
trailer DEPORTED, (english version)
About Ayiti Images
Ayiti Images is a new Florida traveling film series showcasing documentaries and narrative films about the Haitian experience. The films are diverse in its point of views ranging from issues on US deportation laws, history, Haitian identity to the Haitian Diaspora experience. The series includes panel discussions, networking and music. Collaborating with local Universities, community organization's and cultural institutions, the film screenings will take place throughout the Florida area to expose residents to a diverse conversation about Haiti.
All the films that will be screened will also be produced and directed by Haitian or Haitian American directors, which also promotes an authentic voice that is seldom heard from its own perspective.
SOUTH DADE Oct. 1st- 6:30pm
Oct. 1st - FIU (south campus) (FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Courtesy of LACC, HAITIAN TASK FORCE AND FIU HSO) CLICK HERE TO RSVP
CORAL GABLES 10/2 7PM
Oct. 2nd - University of Miami Screening (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - SUGGESTED DONATION - $11 | $7 for non- UM students and Senior Citizens CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS
LITTLE HAITI 10/3 7PM
Little Haiti Cultural Center Screening (GENERAL ADMISSION $11 | $7
Students and Senior Citizens CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS
FT. LAUDERDALE 10/4 AT 2PM
African American Research Library (FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBIC Courtesy of Broward County Library ) CLICK HERE TO RSVP
WEST PALM / LAKE WORTH AT 8PM
Oct. 4th, 2014 - 8pm - Lake Worth Playhouse
(GENERAL ADMISSION $11 | $7 Students and Senior Citizens CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS
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
AileyCamp Miami Performance | | Knight Concert Hall
"I will NOT use the word ‘can't’ to define my possibilities."
— AileyCamp Daily Affirmation
Presented with support from Green Family Foundation
Join AileyCamp Miami as it celebrates its 6th Anniversary season with the culminating presentation titled LEGACY featuring ballet, jazz, modern, West African and spoken word performed by AileyCampers!
AileyCamp Miami is a free, six-week, full-scholarship summer day camp program for students ages 11 - 14 currently enrolled in a Miami-Dade County Public Middle School. Using dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, creative expression and imagination, AileyCamp Miami at the Arsht Center is offered in partnership with the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.
This performance is absolutely FREE for the community. Come support the AileyCampers! It is only for one night!
*First-Access Passes must be obtained for every member of your party, limit of 4 per household. Those without a First-Access Pass may join the Stand-By Line forming at on the day of the concert. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available.
AileyCamp Miami 2014 is made possible in part by the generous support of National Endowment for the Arts; The Batchelor Foundation; TriMix Foundation; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; The Children’s Trust; Green Family Foundation; The Miami Foundation; Marian and David Rocker; Watsco Kids; The Israel, Rose, Henry and Robert Wiener Charitable Foundation; the state of Florida; Linda Lubitz Boone and Norman Boon; and the Garner Foundation.
|»||See how the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program at FIU changes lives|
|»||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.|