3536 Minn. Ave., Suite 200
Washington DC 20019
(202) 232-8936
Cell: (301) 257-6157

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Help Haiti build new school for her youth and reforest her hills by joining our Brigade

In 1804 the people of Haiti did the impossible by defeating the French colonial power and declaring its independence. The Haitian people have developed a great history and culture while waging their struggle for justice against forces both foreign and domestic.

Today Haiti finds herself at a crossroad in need of support from her friends. Join us as we:

• examine the impact of the US and other foreign troops in Haiti,
• help to expand much needed schooling in the countryside,
• meet and work with the people and the grassroots organizations of her country side,
• study her history,
• participate in many of her cultural events and
• lend solidarity with her people.

The Brigade offers a rare opportunity to be up close observer in the Haitian people struggle for justice. It also offers an opportunity to give material support in the effort to expand the opportunity of education in the countryside of Haiti.

Education in the countryside of Haiti.

Public schools in the Haitian countryside can only accommodate about 15% of the youth population. There is tuition for public schools and many families cannot afford to send their children to school. Those families who can afford to send their children to school often have to decide between paying for their children’s education or food for their families. The people of Haiti put a high priority on education. At least 50% of the cost of this brigade will, go towards expanding education fox the children i0 the countryside.

An opportunity to live and learn.

The Brigade Tour gives each member an opportunity to learn from a front row seat the history. culture, and lifestyle of the Haitians living in the countryside. The tour also gives members an opportunity to meet any of the organizations in the countryside. Haiti has a rich history and many lessons worth learning This tour gives men hers a chance to study recent and past history of Haiti taught by Haitian local and national grassroots leaders. Tour members will have the opportunity to visit famous landmarks and see some of the Haitian beautiful countryside. This tour will give its member a rare opportunity to meet and hear from the Haitian families and grassroots movements who live in the countryside.

Please help!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Brothers And Sisters International (BASI)

Invites you to
Help build relief support for Haiti after Storm Gustav

Saint Stephen Episcopal Church 1525 Newton
NW. Washington, D.C.

September 12, 2008

6:00 pm

Contact person: (301) 257-6157

Chavannes Jean-Baptiste (national leader and founder of Haiti’s largest and oldest peasant movement) speaking at a gathering of peasants in Hinche, Haiti.

Come out and hear eyewitness accounts and see pictures of the devastation made by the hurricane and tropical storms in the Haitian countryside. We will also discuss the Haitian peasant's movement programs and efforts to reduce the loss of life and property and their efforts to rebuild stronger and better communities.