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Published On: Sun, Jan 24th, 2010

Sunday Sofrito: Latinos Are Standing Up For Haiti

"The only history that is worth a damn, is the history we make today" – Henry Ford

Feliz Domingo….

I am here planning my agenda for this week, and as I look through my invites on facebook and my email, I have to say I am very proud on how Latinos have really stepped up in our communities to lend a hand and financial help to our Haitian brothers and sisters. 

As I mentioned in my last blog post about Haiti, there are lots of ways to help but I also wanted to take an opportunity to highlight organizations that I have either worked with or I support that are making moves to help in this crisis. They need your support and they are building strong coalitions with the NYC Cultural Arts Diaspora to make giving easy…and entertaining.

 On January 27th, I will be joining JLV NightLife and Better Future International  as they present HELP FOR HAITI. 

There will be  Live Percussion With Nick Herman and Guests,  Live Dance Performances, 50/50 Raffle and Giveaways, Poetry by educator/writer Jose Vilson, Special Guest Stand-Up Comedian From Laugh Lounge, NY,  Doors open at 6pm Happy Hour 6-7pm, Complimentary Dinner Buffet 6-7pm By Chef Javier Molina, Free Salsa Lesson By Cynthia La China and Hector Pena @ 7PM

(Click on the flyer for more info)

Door and Raffle Proceeds To Benefit The Children Of Haiti 

Music By J. Antonio & SuperStar Dj Woody I “Your small donation, will make a BIG difference”

Presented by JLV NightLife and Better Future International 
Supported by Capicu Poetry

Here is just a partial list of what is going on in NYC, I will edit as they continue to emerge….

  • Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha Sorority Inc. has joined the Red Cross to get bottled water and other necessities to the people of Haiti.

  • Omega Phi Beta Sorority Inc starts 5 month campaign at Hofstra University to raise awareness and funds to aid in earthquake relief.

  • Rebel Diaz Arts Collective will host an event on 1/23 called I Am Haiti/Yo Soy Haiti featuring the talents of Mariposa, Dj Mellow G, Hache St, Reyes Del Bajo Mundo, Sally Hyppolite, Danza, Delaceiba, Los Andino del sur del Bronx, Dj Eli Efi, Dj Laylo, Kahlil Khan, Casa Atabex Ache, Yenny Love, Bodoma, Elaine Eversley, Fesah Rollins, Atiyya, KumbaCarey, Division X, and the Dominican and Haitian collaboration.
  • Being Latino and United Dance Studio will be hosting a #Latinos4Haiti on 1/30 to benefit UNICEF's relief efforts.

Special shout outs to the following people who hosted recent events…

North from Division X who hosted Sove Ayiti that brought together the talents of  Ase Dance Theater Collective, Retumba, Welfare Poets, Sekonsa, Division X, Haitian-Dominican Percussion Jam and others!!

Julio Varela who rallied up Latino influencers all over the web to was asked by Univision to spread awareness about the special Sábado Gigante “Unidos por Haití” (United for Haiti) show

And to my

LATISM Family for organizing the Twitter party #Latism4Haiti raising over $1400 to benefit AARP Foundation's efforts in Haiti in just two hours using Social Media…TENEMOS PODER.

I have faith that we can help our Haitian family grow stronger every day…and help them rebuild. I hope that you will continue to support these great organizations as they try to accomplish greater things.

George Torres

The Urban Jibaro

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Sunday Sofrito: Latinos Are Standing Up For Haiti