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Haiti Solidarity Trip Report Back

Thursday February 6, 2014



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This January a collection of six U.S. librarians, archivists, technologists and community organizers
went on a trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti for solidarity meetings with organizations.

The U.S. delegation met with:
– KOFAVIV, a grassroots women-led organization which works to provide services which confront and correct instances of gender-based and sexual violenc
kofaviv.blogspot.com/‎ |  www.culturesofresistance.org/groups-we-support-kofaviv‎

– SAKALA, a peace-focused community center in Cite Soleli with that neighborhood’s first library, and Port-au-Prince’s largest community garden

– KOURAJ, the first and only LGBTQ organization in Haiti
kouraj.org/‎  |   http://youtu.be/25xAvOsW6cE

– FOKAL, a “Knowledge and Freedom Foundation” with one of the largest libraries in Haiti, a bookmobile, and a theatre.

– UHELP, an organization that gives need+merit-based full college scholarships and leadership development support to young people

…and more

On Thursday, February 6 from 7:30-8:30, we will host a report-back at the Interference Archive
to share information we received from these Haitian organizers, show photos, and share their requests,
with a focus on the work and needs of libraries and archives in community-based organizations.

Photos: http://flic.kr/g/o3y3n

More photos: bit.ly/1nE48BH

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