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January 18, 2002

A Literary Affair ... you are all invited

The Loverture Messenger is pleased to inform you of the following event of significance to the Haitian Community throughout the global village.

Dwa Fanm

Invites you to

Voices of Women

An auction and book sale to benefit Hatian women survivors of violence in Haiti and in the United States.

Also presenting:

Walking on Fire
Author: Beverly Bell
Foreword: Edwidge Danticat

The reception includes:
- Book Signing by Beverly Bell
- Edwidge Danticat will be there to read the story of "tibebe".
- Michele Marcelin will do an interpretive reading.
- Readings by some of the 38 extraordinary survivors who's stories are featured in the book Including Myriam Merlet of ENFOFANM-Haiti and Marie Josee St. Firmin of FANM VANYAN.

Dwa Fanm (meaning "Women's Rights" in Haitian Creole) is a women's advocacy organization. It was created in 1999 when a group of eight Haitian and American women from diverse socio-economic and political backgrounds met to discuss the state of women's rights in Haiti and in Haitian immigrant communities in the United States. Dwa Fanm is committed to the eradication of all forms of discrimination, injustice and violence against Haitian women and girls. It seeks to empower Haitian women and girls in the United States, Haiti and elsewhere, so that they may live in society and within the many Haitian immigrant communities as equal agents and participants in all aspects of their lives. Dwa Fanm's founding members are now its Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Dwa Fanm is anchored in Brooklyn, home of the largest Haitian diaspora community in the United States.

We hope you will actively support this event and its organizers.

You may also enjoy this collaborative work by Edwidge Danticat and William Coupon at the address below:


Best Regards,

The Louverture Messenger
Haiti Global Village

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