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Border of Lights
October 4-6, 2014

At border between Haiti & Dominican Republic

Virtual Vigil
October 3, 2014
8 - 10 pm
Please join us!

Message from Julia
September 3, 2014

Join me, won't you, in supporting our annual gathering at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. This is BORDER OF LIGHTS's third annual gathering! Visit our website ( and our Facebook page to find ways to support this people's movement of goodwill, collaborative projects, sustainable solutions towards a peaceful future between two neighbor nations on a small island, modeling how to be members of a human(e) family on a small planet!

There will be a performance in NYC for those who can attend of "Eddie's Perejil", a performance piece by one of our heart's core BOLers, Edward Paulino, about the massacre. Photos by Tony Savino of past BOL gatherings will be shown and a discussion of issues brought forth in the performance. Most NY BOLers will be there. I, unfortunately, will be in Santa Fe at at retreat, but Bill and I are part of the Producer's Circle, and we've been asked to put the word out so that others can join that circle. This is apart from BOL Kickstarter, a separate/added way to support the work we are doing:

Join us for 'Eddie's Perejil: A Night of Art and Dialogue' at the Alianza Cultural Center in New York City on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Border of Lights, October 2014
Border of Lights is working in collaboration with other groups to turn back the denationalization laws that have passed in the DR.
This year BOL is partnering with People's Theatre Project and the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights to bring the one-person play: "Eddie's Perejil" to Washington Heights. This quote by a member of a preview audience captures the reaction of many: "How could my culture, my people, carry out genocide. I didn't want to believe it. I COULDN'T believe it."
We believe this powerful performance can be a catalyst for community dialogue and an opportunity to connect the struggle that all those who are undocumented face, from Haitians in Dominican Republic to Undocumented immigrants in NYC.
Please join our "Producer's Circle" -- along with Julia Alvarez, Bill Eichner, and Junot Diaz -- so that we can reach our goal of $3000 in sponsors, we ask that each producer make a pledge of $100 or more. Proceeds will be shared among the three organizations for additional program work in the US and in DR
Or just join us on September 20th for this powerful performance and discussion on the intersection of race, immigration, and justice. To purchase your tickets or to make a donation please visit:
Personal Inspiration:
A Wedding in Haiti: The Story of a Friendship, a book of nonfiction by Julia Alvarez, available now in hardcover and paperback -- click for book summary
A Wedding in Haiti

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Twitter handle for BOL is @border_oflights.

Our Kickstarter campaign goes through September 22, 2014.

Thank you for
joining us!
Julia Alvarez

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