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Border of Lights
October 7-9, 2016

The Global Vigil will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 8pm - 10 pm, which includes a Twitter Chat and Facebook Q + A and Virtual Vigil (posting candles and lights the Parsley Massacre). The Twitter Chat and Facebook Q & A will happen simultaneously.

At border between Haiti & Dominican Republic

Virtual Vigil
Saturday, October 8, 2016
8 - 10 pm EST
Please join us!

This is our fifth year, gathering at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, to commemorate the massacre of 1937, and also to promote peace and collaboration between two countries who have been historically in conflict. We are a volunteer grass-roots movement. Our focus is on collaborative, community-building dialogue and programs during our three days on the ground, and ongoing initiatives of support and collaboration throughout the year. Volunteers pay their own way, so any and all donations are used to fund the community activities as well as address local community organizations working for the betterment of lives on both sides of border. Past donations have enabled us to equip the kitchen of an orphanage, paint a firehouse, purchase of park maintenance equipment (lawnmower, pruners, wheelbarrow), 1500 saplings to plant on the eroded banks of the Massacre River, as well as contribute to organizations trying to defend rights and legalize status of disenfranchised Dominicans of Haitian descent.

This year -- instead of Kickstarter —- we are using as our fiscal sponsor, Yspaniola, a nonprofit registered in the USA, so any amount you contribute will be tax deductible. Consider donating to BOL 2016, be part of a global movement to bring more light to communities, countries, borders in conflict. Much better than building a wall, enacting Draconian law, adding more police protection. Consider gathering a group and lighting candles and holding a peaceful vigil that Saturday, and posting photo online on our and your Facebook page. Even if you can't be join us on the ground, you can join our global online vigil, Saturday, October 8, 8-10 pm EST.

It's thrilling for Dominicans and Haitians to feel a larger global community gathering virtually in support of their efforts. Also important for politicians in both countries to know that we, the people, have taken charge and want to create ways to promote peace and solidarity in our troubled communities and countries in conflict.

Personal Inspiration:
Rise Up, Brothers: A CD of Music by my friend Piti, available now as a CD and mp3s -- click for album summary
CD: Rise Up, Brothers

Gracias, Thank you, Mèsi for your support!

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Follow this gloabl action on twitter at @border_oflights and use the hashtags #BeLights and #BeLights17.


Friday, October 7

11am-3pm: Interactive Art Activity
Dajabon, Dominican Republic

3pm-5pm: Community Screening and Discussion of "Death by A Thousand Cuts", and Q & A with director, Jake Kheel
Dajabon, Dominican Republic

7 pm: Mass and Vigil
Dajabon, Dominican Republic and Ouanaminthe, Haiti

Saturday, October 8

10 am - 1pm: Sports, Arts and Collaboration
Dajabon, Dominican Republic and Ouanaminthe, Haiti

8pm - 10 pm: Global Vigil
BOL Twitter Chat and Facebook Q + A and Online Vigil
Online event will engage the global community on the current human rights situation occurring in DR and Haiti

Sunday, October 9

Santiago, Dominican Republic
10 pm - 1pm: Conference with international civic/human rights and community leaders.

Border of Lights walk at the Border during the Vigil. Border of Lights, October 2014
Border of Lights, October 2014

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