Heads-up: May will be Haitian Cultural Heritage Month

Glencoe Online has a web page up in preparation for Haitian Cultural Heritage Month in May. The site is aimed at young people and provides a wealth of information, including an animated timeline of Haitian culture, images of Haitian art, recipes, special dates, and an interview with Eveline Pierre, the president and co-founder of a proposed 60,000 square-foot Haitian Heritage Museum to be built near Little Haiti in South Miami.

Haiti Solidarity Week

Haiti Reborn is tracking the activities of Haiti Solidarity Week. From the site:

bq. As Haiti heads into its second year after a violent coup d’etat deposed democratically-elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide, and in the wake of several natural disasters and as violence continues unchecked, solidarity with the people of Haiti is more important than ever.

bq. We urge organizations and individuals throughout the U.S. and internationally to take action the week of February 20 – 28 to support efforts for human rights, national sovereignty, and democracy for Haiti. We hope that you will join with others in helping to raise awareness of the situation facing people in Haiti, in raising funds to assist those Haitian organizations who need our support, and in taking action to pressure for a U.S. foreign policy that will let Haiti live.

Visit Haiti Reborn for more, including a list of events by location and date.