Monday, February 22, 2010
DwaFanm (“Women’s Rghts” in Creole) is a Haitian women's rights organization committed to empowering all women and girls with the freedom to define and control their own lives. Through service, education, advocacy and grassroots programs, DwaFanm works to end discrimination, violence, and other forms of injustice here and abroad
Survey Administrator- Human Rights Survey. 10 hour per week commitment.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP:
We are creating a survey titled: “Human Rights Belong to All of Us: A Study of Personal and Economic Security in New York City’s Haitian Immigrant Communities.” We are currently looking for a handful of outstanding volunteers to help us administer this survey to members of the Haitian community throughout the city, on a regular basis.
Excellent interpersonal communications skills
Comfort and/or experience working with people from diverse background
Respectful and responsible dealing with sensitive and confidential information
Willing to take part in a one-time training (approximately 2 hours)
Creole speaking a plus, but by no means necessary
The results of our research will be published in a report, and will serve as the basis for public education and policy advocacy campaigns.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Berlotte Israel, Human Rights Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, February 15, 2010
- The volunteer sign-up form at http://www.students4haiti.org. Many NGO's are mentioning they need medical people, and the Mailman/Medical campus certainly is a good place to find them. If students complete the volunteer form, they will be matched with an NGO which needs their skills, and contacted with the available volunteer options.
- Students4Haiti (S4H) is doing a massive NGO needs assessment to find volunteer places for persons interested in short, medium, and long term efforts. We are recruiting for volunteers to do outreach to a list of 60 NGO's, many of which we already have students with contacts at. We would be delighted to have help from anyone who is interested in helping us do outreach, especially those with linkages already in place.
Monday, February 8, 2010
- DONATIONS! -- Relief & Aid is coming to Haiti from the CUMC campus! Starting Monday February 1, 2010 The Mailman School of Public Health will be collecting items in four locations (see below). All items will be taken directly to the Haitian Consulate or another supported organization by Students 4 Ayiti. The list of items being requested includes first aid items, rescue relief items, and medication ONLY! Please carefully read the list of requested items from the Haitian Consulate below. Please ignore the drop of locations listed on the document. We will be taking donations at Mailman and delivering them as a school.
- Drop off boxes for items have been placed in the following locations:
Allan Rosenfield Building Lobby at 722 W 168th Street
Outside of Bard Hall Study Lounge (first floor)
Near Security Desk at 50/60 Haven Ave
Hammer Health Sciences Center (LL1)
Monday, February 1, 2010
Students 4 Ayiti
Newsletter February 1, 2010
Dear Students 4 Ayiti,
Another week has passed and we still have a lot on our agenda! First order of business -- Our next general meeting will be on Wednesday, February 12, 2010 at 8:30pm in Hess Commons. The address is 722 W 168th Street (if you need help with directions please email us at email@example.com). We will be addressing the upcoming events, donation drives, and political action events coming up within the next few weeks. We've got a lot to discuss! If you can't make the meeting don't forget you can watch us live via Ustream at our channel: Students 4 Ayiti UStream. Here are a few things we've got coming up soon:
- The Political & Educational Action Committee is asking all Students 4 Ayiti to please sign the petition to help drop Haiti's debt. It will only take about two minutes of your time. Haiti will need all of its resources for recover and reconstruction. We are urging you to tell the Treasury Secretary Geither to negotiate the cancellation of Haiti's remaining debts to international intitution to ensure that all new aid comes in the form of grants NOT loans. The links to two petitions are below:
- DONATIONS! -- Relief & Aid is coming to Haiti from the CUMC campus! Starting Monday February 1, 2010 The Mailman School of Public Health will be collecting items in the lobby of the Rosenfield Building at 722 W 168th Street. All items will be taken directly to the Haitian Consulate by Students 4 Ayiti. The list of items being requested includes first aid items, rescue relief items, and medication ONLY! Please carefully read the list of requested items from the Haitian Consulate below. Please ignore the drop of locations listed, we will be taking donations at Mailman and delivering it to them as a school.
SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 12, 2010 -- CAFE AYITI
The School of Physicians & Surgeons and Students 4 Ayiti will be collaborating for a funfilled night of food, education, and live entertainment:
This event will highlight Dr. Vincent Degennary from the Department of Internal Medicine who will lead a discussion based on his experience from the relief effort. Haitian music will be performed by the Zing Experience and we will be viewing the documentary film The Road to Fondwa. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Fatima House Orphanage, Fondwa.
Minimum Donation: $10 (cash, credit card, and check accepted)
Where: Donald F. Tapley Faculty Club P&S Building, 630 W 168th St., 4th Floor (ID Required)
When: Friday, February 12th, 6pm - 9pm
Click Here to view the flier
HAITIAN STUDY GROUP
Students 4 Ayiti's Edna Bonhomme will be hosting an education night and seminar. The study group will be discussing. The following two articles. Please follow the links to view the articles:
200 Years of US Imperialism: Haiti Under Seige -- By Helen Scott
Walking on Fire -- By Beverly Bell
When: Friday, February 12, 2010, 3pm to 5pm
Where: International Resource Center, 114th St Between Broadway and Amsterdam
HAITIAN STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
The Fulbright office at the United Nations has a unique scholarship opportunity for Haitian students currently studying in the United States. Here is their message:
"Dear Students 4 Ayiti,
I hope this message finds you well.
pleased to announce that IIE has created an emergency fund to help students from
Haiti currently in the US continue their academic programs by providing them
with the opportunity of applying for a small grant.
It is important to
clarify that his grant is aimed at supporting non-sponsored Haitian grantees
(that unfortunately excludes you as you do have financial sponsorship for your
academic program from the Department of State). So, please help us spread the
word on your campus so your colleagues can be nominated.
I wish to also
clarify that all questions should go directly to the program manager at
HaitiEAS@iie.org – Nicole and I are not supervising this initiative.
Complete information below: Deadline is Feb 12th
Click here for more information.
Again, thank you for all your continued support and dedication. We look forward to seeing you all on February 10th!
Was there something you'd like to see in the newsletter? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
In the wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010, citizens and nations from across the globe have united to support those affected on the ground in Haiti and abroad. Today, weeks after this natural disaster, the lives and realities of Haiti’s people remain profoundly changed with so many finding themselves homeless, without food, physically injured, without work and coping with the loss of loved ones. The effects of this tragedy are far from over and as such, it is important for people across the world to realize that the need of those in Haiti and our human obligation to help them is also far from over.
Tomorrow, the Harvard Black Alumni Society of New York will join The Global Syndicate and other organizations and individuals to deliver an event that seeks to remember and to support those affected by Haiti’s earthquake. Please join us for “ANSWERING THE CALL: A Fundraising Initiative Benefiting Earthquake Victims in Haiti” on Thursday, January 28 at M2 Ultralounge (530 West 28th Street, NY, NY). From 6:00-7:00PM we will be offering an open bar and from 7:00-10:00PM, the event’s program will take place featuring special guests including: Matt Dillon, Gloria Reuben (ER Star), Gossip Girls Star, Randal Pinkett (Apprentice Winner), Sen. Jose Peralta, Assemblyman Karim Camara, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Comptroller John Liu, Assemblyman Farrell, Assemblyman Karim Camera, Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblyman Darryl Towns, Assemblyman Hakeem Jefferies, Senator Eric Schneiderman and more.
100% of proceeds will go to benefit earthquake victims through: The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Project Medishare, Haiti Support Project and Yele Haiti. General Admission pricing ranges from $25 to $100 and VIP pricing (including an open bar all night) ranges from $250 to $500. Purchase tickets HERE.
We hope that you will join us in this effort either by attending the event, contributing onlineHERE or supporting the people of Haiti in some other way.
With compassionate support,
Enoch Woodhouse AB ‘07
President, Harvard Black Alumni Society of New York