Haiti solidarity events in Vancouver and Victoria, September 2012
Author Jeb Sprague speaks on his new book that traces the role of paramilitaries in Haiti’s recent history. Since the overthrow of the Duvalier dynasty in Haiti in 1986, the country has twice suffered the overthrow of elected governments–in 1991 and 2004. Today, Haiti’s President Michel Martelly wants to restore the Haitian army that was abolished in 1995 because of its long history of human rights violations.
Friday, Sept 14, 5:30-6:30 pm
At SFU Harbour Centre, Room 7000
Friday, Sept 14, 7-9 pm
At Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia St.
Sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library and Haiti Solidarity BC.
Saturday, Sept 15, 6-8 pm
At University of Victoria, David Strong Building, Room C118
Sponsored by: Victoria Peace Coalition, Mining Justice Action Committee, UVic Social Justice Studies, Central American Support Committee, and the Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation.
Free admission at both events.
* Haiti: The Call of the Conch to Battle (43 min)
* Baseball In The Time of Cholera (27 min)
Wednesday, September 26, 7 pm
At Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 West Broadway (near Fraser), Vancouver
Haiti: The Call of the Conch to Battle, by Belgian director Anne Delstanche, tells the story of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake and aftermath through the voices of Haitians and the Cuban medical teams serving the country. The earthquake crushed an already devastated country but also saw the expansion of a large international solidarity movement. What forms of cooperation are developing now and with what results?
Baseball In The Time of Cholera, directed by American filmmakers David Darg and Bryn Mooser, depicts the devastating cholera epidemic that broke out in Haiti in October 2010. It describes the effects of the epidemic on the lives of a group of baseball-loving children. The film is dedicated to the legal action by Haitians to win accountability from the United Nations for its role in the reckless introduction of cholera to the country.
Sponsored by the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association and Haiti Solidarity BC. Admission $5.