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Celebrating Creativity and Activism in Haiti

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00pm

Haitian American Museum of Chicago 4654 N Racine Chicago, IL 60640

Celebrating Creativity and Activism in Haiti is the last program in the RECONSTRUCTING HAITI: Current Conditions, Lessons Learned and the Future speaker series. This program will feature Haitian artist, Hérold Alvares and activist Jackson Doliscar.

Born without arms, Hérold Alvares started painting as a student at t...he St. Vincent School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He began to see the results of his work at the age of twelve when he sold his first painting. Today, Hérold’s works of art can be seen in the National Palace, Nader Art Gallery in Haiti, the MUPANAH (Musée de Panthéon National d'Haïti) and Raoul Art in Santo Domingo.

Jackson Doliscar is a field organizer for FRAKKA (Reflection and Action Force for the Housing Cause in Haiti). Jackson has visited dozens of camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), helping camp residents organize to fight for housing rights and life-saving emergency services and to stop forced eviction. Jackson has written numerous articles and his testimonies have been used by Amnesty International and at an international human rights tribunal in Geneva, Switzerland.

This program will take place off campus at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago.

HAMOC Address
4654 N Racine Chicago, IL 60640

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Arts & Entertainment, Academic, Speakers, Special Interest, Special Events

Departments

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropology

Website

http://www.hamoc.org

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