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Monday, January 25, 2010

"Haiti: Help & Hope" | A Community Conversation & Film Screening

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The City of Lowell and Community Partners

"Haiti: Help & Hope"
A community conversation on current events in Haiti
with a screening of the documentary "
The Road to Fondwa"

Wednesday, January 27
5:30 - 7PM

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street, Lowell
Free and open to the public

Guest panelists:
Caryn Cossé Bell / Professor of History, UMass Lowell
Kerlyne Marcelin / Middlesex Community College
Royce Raymond / Middlesex Community College
Jensen August / assisting rebuilding effort in Léogâne, Haiti

Rebecca Feldman / Executive Director, International Institute of Lowell

See the award-winning documentary short "The Road to Fondwa" followed by a panel discussion and community conversation that will explore Haiti's culture & socio-political climate and provide an update on the current situation and what the future holds for the country and its people.
Seating is first come, first served and light refreshments will be provided.

This event is presented jointly by:
City of Lowell * Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) * Community Teamwork, Inc. & New Entry Sustainable Farming Project * Lowell National Historical Park * Lowell Telecommunications Corporation * Middlesex Community College * Merrimack Valley Food Bank * ONE Lowell * University of Massachusetts/Lowell


About "The Road to Fondwa" (2008, 40 min)
Filmed entirely on location in the remote, picturesque village of Fondwa, Haiti, this acclaimed documentary tells the compelling story of a strong community that among other things, forged the building of The University of Fondwa (UNIF), Haiti's first rural university. "The Road to Fondwa" captures the perseverance of Fondwa's citizens and their struggle against centuries of oppression, a decentralized government, and decimated natural resources.

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