28 November 2010

HAITI IN:SIGHT - A Soulful Benefit for Healing in Haiti - Dec 11th NYC

Here is what I've been up to: hard at work on co-producing and co-organizing a beautiful benefit for healing work in Haiti. I'm blessed to be working with some of the most amazing people on this project and planning the benefit. For all my NY peeps - get your tickets ASAP here: https://www.wepay.com/tickets/view/1298. We have an extraordinary evening planned - multimedia performances, live music, spoken word, live art, silent auction of our featured visual artists, and dancing - while bringing our awareness and attention back to Haiti in time for the January anniversary of the earthquake. We will also be highlighting the work of our partners on the ground in Haiti with recorded audio and visual updates. I will also be featuring a prose poem about my time in Haiti giving some context for this unnatural disaster and what has happened post-quake.  I am so thankful for my main partners in the planning of this event - especially Donna, Naima, and Beatrice - grateful for them and our growth in this process.

For all my peeps not in New York, you can still support this work by making an offering on our donation page through wepay:  https://www.wepay.com/public/view/15171. And for more info about the project itself, check out the Ayiti Resurrect website.

Here are all the details (flier designed by Naima Penniman):

Brief Description of the Work:

Ayiti Resurrect and Ayiti Cherie Healing Project have a shared vision to facilitate 
psychological & spiritual healing for Haiti's quake-survivors based on principles 
of solidarity, creativity, and collective resilience. Recognizing mental heath as a 
human right, we are organizing to travel to Haiti as a grassroots delegation of visionary 
artists, community builders, mental health specialists, and holistic healers with 
bloodlines in the Caribbean and African Diaspora. In collaboration with 
local organizations and individuals, Ayiti Resurrect and Ayiti Cherie 
delegates will create a sanctuary in Leogane for trauma recovery through cultural 
activities and creative expression, grassroots organizing and community building, 
skill-sharing and trainings, and mental wellness and stress relief workshops.

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