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Saturday July 10th: French / English Haiti Benefit

S R.
New Orleans, LA
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NOLA Francophones take note!

In his epic poem, "Cahier d'un retour au pays natal" ("Notebook of a Return to My Native Land"), the Martinican poet and freedom fighter Aimé Césaire, spoke of Haiti as the place "where négritude stood up for the first time."

Come join the magic at Gris Gris Lab this Saturday, July 10th to experience this masterpiece performed in French and English as a liberatory literary gathering to benefit two grassroots Haitian organizations working to rebuild the first black republic.

what: literature + liberation: a Haiti fundraiser at Gris Gris Lab
when: Saturday July 10th, 2010, 7pm
where: Gris Gris Lab, 2245 Brainard Street, near Jackson Avenue
Suggested Donation: $10-25

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The beneficiary organizations are:

SOIL Haiti ( http://www.oursoil.or...­ ) focuses on ecological sanitation, working alongside communities to create composting toilets that remove dangerous pathogens from the water supply and provide nutrient rich compost to farmers. Since the earthquake, SOIL Haiti has been working in Port-au-Prince along with OXFAM and the Haitian government to implement environmentally sound sanitation strategies urgently needed to serve the 1 million+ people living in tent cities since the disaster.

Seeds for Haiti ( http://www.seedsforha...­ ) works in concert with Mouvman Peyizan Papay (Peasant Movement of Papay), to support farmers in Haiti’s Central Plateau in achieving social justice and assertingfood sovereignty. With the reverse migration from the city back to the countryside since the earthquake, their work is even more urgent. Recently farmers of MPP made headlines when they promised to burn anyseeds donated by Monsanto, a gift-horse of seeds that will not reproduce and are laced with pesticides, thus subjecting farmers already facing a state of emergency to the vicious cycle of industrial agriculture.

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