“ 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 PSresident Aristide?
WHEN: Tuesday, September 28, 7-9PM
WHERE: 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)
SPEAKERS: Ayana Labossiere, Judith Mirkinson, Leslie Mullin
$7-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
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.
For more information: 415-864-5166, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.haitisolidarity.net