Ti-Jean & His Brothers

Feb. 18, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Friday, February 18th
Ti-Jean & His Brothers
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
MBTA Red Line: Central
Event: 8:00 p.m Read more

Ti-Jean & His Brothers

Feb. 17, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, February 17th
Ti-Jean & His Brothers
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
MBTA Red Line: Central
Event: 7:30 p.m Read more

Ti-Jean & His Brothers

Feb. 13, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Sunday, February 13th
Ti-Jean & His Brothers
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
MBTA Red Line: Central
Event: 2:00 p.m Read more

Haitian Dance

Feb. 12, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Saturday February 12th
Haitian Dance
Event: 7-7:40PM Read more

Ti-Jean & His Brothers

Feb. 12, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 12th
Ti-Jean & His Brothers
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
MBTA Red Line: Central
Event: 8:00 p.m Read more

Remembrance Vigil for January 2010 Earthquake

Feb. 11, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Friday, February 11
Remembrance Vigil for January 2010 Earthquake
AfterHours, Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
Event: 6-9:30pm

HSU would like to have a candlelight vigil in honor of the victims. We are inviting survivors, professionals and the Northeastern University and surrounding community to pay tribute for the thousands who have died, and offer support to those who need it. The Vigil will be held in the evening on Friday, February 11th 2011 at AfterHours, in collaboration with V-world Enterprises.
Please RSVP: haitianstudentunity@gmail.com or 781.333.8423 Read more

"Lamp for Haiti on Human Rights in Aid, & Fundraising dinner/reception"

Feb. 11, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Friday, February 11
Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge 202
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
Event: 5-8:00pm

Presenting Regine Theodat, Haitian-American lawyer running Lamp for Haiti’s new human rights office in Cite Soleil. Food, drinks, & art for sale! Mingle with Lamp’s visiting lawyers, watch film clips, and more. Proceeds support Haitian students conducting research projects on the role of the UN in Haiti, as well as Lamp for Haiti's important human rights work. Sponsored by: UnityAyiti and Healthroots, HSPH

Forward Ever, Backward Never - A Haitian Community Action Forum

Feb. 20, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 20
St. Katherine Drexel
175 Ruggles Street
Roxbury, MA
Event: 6-9:00 pm
Sponsor(s): Fanmi Lavalas of Boston; International Action Center Jwenn nou pou yon analiz sou sitiyasyon an Ayiti. {Join us for an analysis of the current situation in Haiti.} Poukisa Gen Anpil ONG? {Why are there so many NGOs?} Jwenn nou pou aksyon kontini! {Join Us for Direct Action!} For more information please contact: Telephone: 617.379.0127 Email: febn.haitianaction@gmail.com Website: http://febncommunityforum.weebly.com/

Amnesty International puts spotlight on Duvalier's alleged crimes

The human rights group Amnesty International has posted the video above to mark the 25th anniversary of ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier’s departure from Haiti in February 1986. Duvalier abruptly and unexpectedly returned to Haiti last month and remains there as authorities investigate charges and plan a possible prosecution of the ex-president.

The video includes archived testimonies from victims of human rights abuses committed during Duvalier’s rule. The interviews — conducted in 1985— include Evans Paul, detained and tortured in 1980, Mark Roumain, unfairly detained for three years and Sylvio Claude, arbitrarily arrested and ill treated in several occasions. Read more

Preval remains in office for 3 more months

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haitian President Rene Preval will stay in office for another three months as his country chooses a successor in a delayed election, his chief of staff said Monday.

Chief of Staff Fritz Longchamp confirmed Preval's exit date of May 14 in a phone interview with The Associated Press following uncertainty about the Haitian leader's plans. Read more

"Lawyering for Haiti'

Feb. 7, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Monday, February 7
Harvard Law School
Pound 102
Event: 7:00 p.m

Please join us for a panel discussion about the role of lawyers in humanitarian cases on the ground in Haiti and immigration issues for Haitian communities in the United States. The panel will feature Clinical Professor Deborah Anker of Harvard Law School, Regine Theodat of The Lamp for Haiti Foundation, and Rachel Bernard of the Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. Dinner will be served. Read more

V-day Bedford 2011 The Vagina Monologues

Feb. 25, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Friday, February 25
V-day Bedford 2011 The Vagina Monologues
First Church of Christ Congregational
Bedford, MA
Event: 8-10:00 p.m

Benefit performances of Eve Enseler's award winning play, The Vagina Monologues." Price is $15 for entrance. Proceeds go to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Rape Crises Services of Greater Lowell and the V-Day Spotlight on Haiti Campaign. Sponsored by the Bedford Center for the Arts and the First Church, Congregational, Bedford. For more information contact: (781)- 275-5348

V-day Bedford 2011 The Vagina Monologues

Feb. 26, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 26
V-day Bedford 2011 The Vagina Monologues
First Church of Christ Congregational
Bedford, MA
Event: 8-10:00 p.m

Benefit performances of Eve Enseler's award winning play, The Vagina Monologues." Price is $15 for entrance. Proceeds go to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Rape Crises Services of Greater Lowell and the V-Day Spotlight on Haiti Campaign. Sponsored by the Bedford Center for the Arts and the First Church, Congregational, Bedford. For more information contact: (781)- 275-5348

Lessons from the Year's Experience in Haiti

Feb. 15, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Tuesday, February 15
NEID Networking Luncheon: Lessons from the Year's Experience in Haiti
The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington St. 10th Floor, Boston, MA
Event: 12-2:00 p.m

Whether you are a Haiti funder or not, join other donors and grantmakers for an informal lunch, as we share the lessons we continue to glean from what may be the most complicated humanitarian response effort in our lifetimes. Authentic Haitian lunch will be provided by Sunrise Café.

Charity Date Auction and Speed Dating Event

Feb. 14, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Monday, February 14
Charity Date Auction and Speed Dating Event benefiting the Mezzi Foundation Inc
Onyx Hotel
Boston, MA
Event: 5:00 p.m

Mezzi Foundation and La Femme Chic will be hosting its second charity date auction and speed dating event.Please feel free to email us at reachmezzifoundation@gmail.com or kdessaint@lafemmechiconline.com Should you have any further questions or Call Cassandra Prophete @ 617-840-0749 or Katlyne 857-753-5639. All Proceeds go to the Mezzi Foundation for Haiti Please visit our website @ www.mezzifoundation.org

B-Minor Mass for Partners in Health

Feb. 13, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Sunday, February 13
B-Minor Mass for Partners in Health
Saint Catheral Church
Boston, MA 021
Event: 7-9:30 p.m

A Benefit Concert for Partners in Health featuring a performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor. Tickets cost $20 ($10 for students). part of the proceeds will go to Partners in Health in Haiti though additional donations are welcome. for more information go to www.lensemblemedical.com or contact (617) 482-5800

Amour Creole Model Castings

Feb. 12, 2011 (All day)

Saturday, February 12
Amour Creole Model Castings

We are casting ONE male and TWO female models for a small photo shoot for Amour Creole Magazine online. The photo shoot will take place on Saturday Feb 12. Models must be available for a Go See on Tuesday Feb 8. IF you fit the requirements, please send ONE FULL BODY PICTURE and your contact information. Please DO NOT SEND CELLPHONE pictures. For more information email info@amourcreole.com

MODEL REQUIREMENTS
Female: Height - 5"8 and taller Sizes - 0 to 6 OR Sizes 6 and up (Plus Size) Read more

Beyond Conflict to Compassion: “Finding Civility & Common Ground Among Our Faiths”

Feb. 10, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Thursday, February 10
CMM’s Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner Celebrating our 45 th Anniversary: Beyond Conflict to Compassion: “Finding Civility & Common Ground Among Our Faiths”
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA
Event: 6-9:00 p.m

Showcasing and honoring the work many from all backgrounds and diverse groups. Located at the corner of Mason & Garden Streets next to Sheraton Commander Hotel. (MBTA Red Line Harvard Square). For directions visit www.coopmet.org

Haitian Movies in Boston presents "I Love You 2"

Feb. 12, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Friday, February 11
Haitian Movies in Boston
Jazz Cafe Restaurant 4174 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02131
Event: 8:00 p.m

St. Fleur Entertainment will kick off the official "Haitian & Ethnic Movie in Boston" every weekend. Featuring "I Love You 2," a Nerline St. Fleur film. Go to www.jazzcafeandbar.com for more information. Ticket cost is $8 and for every ticket sold, $2 will go toward Eritaj Foundation and Color of Hope for their efforts in Haiti.

Haitian Movies in Boston

Feb. 11, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Friday, February 11
Haitian Movies in Boston
Jazz Cafe Restaurant 4174 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02131
Event: 8:00 p.m

St. Fleur Entertainment will kick off the official "Haitian & Ethnic Movie in Boston" every weekend. Featuring "I Love You 2," a Nerline St. Fleur film. Go to www.jazzcafeandbar.com for more information. For every ticket sold, $2 will go toward Eritaj Foundation and Color of Hope for their efforts in Haiti.

“Rebuilding the Birth Experience in Haiti: A Firsthand Account”

Feb. 3, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 3
“Rebuilding the Birth Experience in Haiti: A Firsthand Account”
Abbot Public Library
Marblehead, MA
Event: 7:00 p.m

Angela Ferrari is a Nurse-Midwife, she went to Haiti in April 2010, with Project HOPE. She spent 2 weeks in the area of Deschapelles, working with the nurses who are responsible for delivering babies at the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer. Come here her experience.

Gov't-backed candidate out of Haiti's election

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitian electoral officials dropped the government-backed candidate from the upcoming presidential runoff on Thursday, ending a standoff with the U.S. and other international powers over the results of a first-round of voting that was marred by fraud and disorganization.

The electoral commission said the March 20 runoff will match former first lady Mirlande Manigat against Michel Martelly, a carnival singer known as "Sweet Micky." The announcement, which came after dawn following more than 13 hours of deliberations, means government-backed candidate Jude Celestin is out of the race. Read more

Hillary Clinton visits Haiti, reassures US commitment to aid

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The United States has no plans to halt aid to earthquake-ravaged Haiti in spite of a crisis over who will be the nation's next leader but does insist that the president's chosen successor be dropped from the race, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday.

Clinton arrived Sunday in the impoverished Caribbean nation for a brief visit. She met with President Rene Preval and earlier met with each of the three candidates jockeying to replace him.

Only two candidates can go on to the delayed second round, now scheduled for March 20. The U.S. is backing an Organization of American States recommendation that the candidate from Preval's party, government construction official Jude Celestin, should be left out in favor of populist rival Michel Martelly.

The top U.S. official at the United Nations, Susan Rice, said recently that "sustained support" from the United States required the OAS recommendations be implemented. Many Haitian officials, including leaders of Preval's Unity party and Martelly, interpreted that to mean the U.S. was threatening an embargo and cutting off aid. Read more

Governor Patrick plans to dispatch National Guard unit to Haiti

Gov. Patrick to deploy National Guard unit to Haiti: The governor, left, made the announcement at a Jan. 30 ceremony. Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry is shown at right. Photo courtesy Governor's Office.Gov. Patrick to deploy National Guard unit to Haiti: The governor, left, made the announcement at a Jan. 30 ceremony. Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry is shown at right. Photo courtesy Governor's Office.

(Update 6:20 p.m.) — Governor Deval Patrick has ordered elements of the Massachusetts National Guard to prepare for an April deployment to Haiti. The 125th Quartermaster battalion out of Worcester, along with the 220th Quartermaster detachment from Bridgewater, will assist in humanitarian efforts, mainly water filtration. More than 100 service people from the Massachusetts National Guard will take part in the deployment. More details on the deployment are expected soon.

Patrick's surprise announcement came during a noontime event in the State House, where he issued a proclamation to establish a statewide Haiti remembrance month to commemorate the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. The governor was joined by State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry and other leaders from the Haitian community. Read more

Proposed Land Disposition and Rezoning in Dorchester and Mattapan for Urban Agriculture

Jan. 26, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 26
Great Hall
Located at 6 norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA
Event: 6:30
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Department of Neighborhood Development ( DND) are jointly holding a community meeting on plans to make available certain city owned properties in Mattapan and Dorchester for Urban Agriculture. For more information contact Tad Read at 617-918-4264 or Andria Post-Ergun at 617-635-0205.