[act-ma] Film, food, discussion! April 26: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy

Deepa Panchang dpanchang at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 08:47:04 PDT 2011

 *Film: "Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy"*

Tuesday, April 26 @ 6:30 pm:
Professor *Mark Schuller *from CUNY will screen his documentary film, "Poto
Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy"

Joining the filmmaker for discussion :
*Brian Concannon,* Director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in
*Manolia Charlotin*, Editor of the Boston Haitian Reporter

*open to the public - please join us!*  On

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Bldg, Harvard Kennedy School - 79 JFK St.,
Cambridge, MA. dpanchang at gmail.com for more information.

Told through compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, Poto
Mitan gives the global economy a human face. Each woman’s personal story
explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts
Haiti.  And while Poto Mitan offers in-depth understanding of Haiti, its
focus on women’s subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance
demonstrates these are global struggles. Finally, through their collective
activism, these women demonstrate that despite monumental obstacles,
collective action makes change possible. Discussion will focus on these
issues as well as how they manifest in the post-earthquake situation.  Film
website: www.potomitan.net

Refreshments provided! $5 suggested donation, towards grassroots groups
featured in the film.

Co-sponsored by: Healthroots, UnityAyiti, Physicians for Haiti, Women Gender
Health at HSPH, the Haiti Caucus at HKS

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