We will again be on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic for our annual BORDER OF LIGHTS gathering, Oct 1-4, 2015. Besides our Virtual Vigil, on Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8 - 10 pm EST, and the vigil at the border towns of Dajabón and Ouanaminthe, we will also undertake a number of projects and educational venues with both communities, including stocking the kitchen at the orphanage in Ouanaminthe, painting the firehouse in Dajabón, holding an educational/informational forum/dialogue in the central park, a roundup town meeting with organizations and activists to serve as our closing session.
Visit our website: borderoflights.org.
Please be sure to follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/BorderofLights.
Twitter handle for BOL is @border_oflights.
Our Kickstarter campaign goes through September 18, 2015.
1 April 2015, 7 pm
Ilsley Public Library
31 March 2015, 7:30 pm
Friends of the Central Library
13 March 2015, 8 pm
Iberian Suite: global arts remix
19-21 February 2015
USC Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies
25 November 2014, 10 - 11:30 am
Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange)
15 November 2014, 7 pm - 12 am
The Ed Everts Social Justice Activist Award Event
23 October 2014
Border of Lights
Best selling novelist Julia Alvarez '71 will speak on sustainability
College Center Crozier-Williams 1962
Connecticut College, New London, CT
Followed by a book signing. Open to the public.
We're doing Border of Lights again, October 4-6, 2013 in Dajabón, DR, and Quanaminthe, Haiti. This year, because of increased tensions between the two countries, we have not been able to procure the permits to gather at the border and have been discouraged from any large group gathering. We will still be holding a service and a small group of us will stand at the border in solidarity. Instead we are asking supporters to join us for an online vigil, October 5, Saturday, from 8-10 pm (EST). This is a way that those who cannot be physically on the ground with us can "join" us online. We hope the vigil goes viral and global, as this will send a powerful message to both countries that there is a community out there supporting change, peace, harmony between both countries.
2013 Burlington Book Festival: Opening Ceremony and reading at 7 pm, at the Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center.
I'll be giving the opening reading from and discussion of my latest book, A Wedding in Haiti. This year's festival is dedicated to me!
Siena College MLK Lecture: "Changing the World
One Imagination at a Time: Storytelling & Activism"
Marcelle Athletic Complex, Siena College, Loudonville, New York
Art and Essays by area youth will be on display
If you'd like to schedule an appearance in the future, please contact my agent, Stuart Bernstein.
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