Bookmanlit joins the world community in mourning the loss ofSonia Pierre, a great champion of human rights who struggled to obtain justice for the people of her community. Ms. Pierre worked tirelessly to help protect the rights of families who worked in the bateys of the Dominican Republic. She died on Sunday, December 4th, 2011 of a heart attack in her hometown of AltaGracia in DR. She is survived by her children, Carlos, Umberto, and Manuela Solaine. Join us on Facebook in remembering Sonia and continuing her legacy of advocating to have authorities in the Dominican Republic recognize and respect the rights of Dominicans of Haitian ancestry.
Join the Facebook group "Citizens in Solidarity with Sonia"
Remembering Those Who Perished in the Earthquake
the great resilience
Rèl Nou ap Toujou Fè Eko
"Nou pa mouri
Sa n te plante a,
li plante fon.
Tout pitit D'Ayiti,
di nou mèsi."
Michaelle Jean Marks International Women's Day in Haiti
"A common theme running through the stories of many of the women was the need to contribute to the revitalization of Haiti. The trade fair provided them with the opportunity to display their creativity and to raise the funds needed to sustain themselves and their communities back home."Read More
Of What Value is Your Literacy?
"....We want to teach our children to place their literacy skills at the service of humanity. When asked , “What does it mean to be literate?” and “Of what value is your literacy?” we hope they will be able to answer in ways that show them taking action to empower their community...." Read More
The Danger of a Single Story
Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie warns of the danger of stereotyping and reducing individuals and cultures with a single story. Haiti is the perfect example of a nation that has become a victim of a single story - a story of poverty.
A special thanks to Margaret Mitchell Armand for sharing this link.