Host: Alice Backer
Guest: Darnell Benoit, Executive Director, Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project . She will join us at 10PM. In the first hour we will survey the impact of recent hurricanes on Puerto Rico and Dominica.
When: 9PM This Friday (tonight)
Places to listen: Player below or at kiskeacity.com | Phone: 714-242-6119 | BlogTalkRadio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/09/30/legacy-of-1804-darnell-benoit-flanbwayan-haitian-literacy-project-lof1804
Post Show Highlights
Hour 1: Hugues Girard reassured us that he and his family were spared by Irma and updated us on the aftermath of the hurricane in the rest of Florida, the Jovenel Moïse administration's modification of the diaspora tax after much pressure and recent protests against the administration. We then talked about Caribbean solidarity for relief efforts in Puerto Rico and often overlooked Dominica, as well as some of the politics surrounding these disasters. See live tweets below for ways to help. (For PR, click the Remezcla link.)
Hour 2: Darnell Benoît, a teacher, introduced us to the Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project which she founded 12 years ago and manages to this day. Although I'd initially thought that the organization worked with adults, it actually focuses on high school students who have recently migrated from Haiti, do not speak English and are in danger of not graduating. Flanbwayan advocates for them at the city level, creates a haven for them, both pairing them with resources to help them graduate and providing a culture-filled environment for them after school. See live tweets below for more. Flanbwayan has a fundraiser coming up October 21 at Kinanm Lounge.