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Reclaiming Our Land – Haitians Battle Climate Change

PLEASE JOIN US ON MAY 18TH FROM 1-4PM AT THE YWCA CAMBRIDGE FOR A HAITIAN ART EXHIBIT BROUGHT TO YOU BY HOPE & CHANGE FOR HAITI, VIVANT ART COLLECTION & CONSULTING, THE YWCA CAMBRIDGE, AND HOPE FOR HAITI. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!

In honor of Haitian Flag Day, on saturday, May 18th, from 1-4pm, The Haiti Initiative (SUD) will be collaborating with -Vivant Arts on the photograph and art exhibit to be displayed at the YWCA Cambridge throughout the month of May. The exhibit will have a focus on climate change and climate activists in Southern Haiti. The photographs exhibited are those taken by our partner organizations in Haiti. These organizations include Fierte Cayenne, Centre Communautaire de Kaykok, and

The photos will feature landscapes, portraits of activists, as well as artworks made of found objects. There will also be paintings by Haitian artists and mosaics made of Haitian ceramic. The exhibit will be curated by Vivant Art Collection & Consulting. The exhibit will be on display for the entire month of May.

The may 18th event is meant to serve as an opportunity to learn more about the organizations involved. The keynote speaker of the event will be Dr. Norly Germain, the Executive Director of Hope and Change for Haiti as the keynote speaker for this event. All inquiries regarding this exhibit and event can be sent to Stephanie at haiti.initiative.cayes@gmail.com.

Hope and Change for Haiti

We are a group of Haitians/Americans professionals concerned about the condition of life of Haitian Community, and Haiti. We work to contribute to the effort of rebuilding the country and facilitate the recovery of the people from natural disasters. Hope and Change for Haiti is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization lawfully registered in Rhode Island.

Vivant Art Collection & Consulting is a bridge between the art world, business sector, and the community. Our mission is to feature cultural and contemporary art while designing programs that support local art and social organizations that art doing the work within the community. Our vision is to increase access to art for all. Florcy Morisset is the Founder and Curator.

THE HAITI INITIATIVE (SUD)

The Haiti Initiative (SUD) is a project under the umbrella of the YWCA Cambridge. The purpose of the Haiti initiative is to support Haitians in (the Southern region of) Haiti around hurricane preparedness and climate change. The Haiti Initiative (SUD)’s goals are to create spaces to educate the public about climate change, to support with hurricane preparedness, and to work with activists in Haiti.

Date

May 18 2019

Time

01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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