i'm reluctant to send this info to you folks as i don't want to be considered abusing this list BUT my film, POTO MITAN discusses a lot of the issues @ which we are fighting at #OWS, but on a more global scale.
If this is considered spamming, forgive me---and it won't happen again.
In honor of the UN International Day of Rural Women, join Community Development Inst., Dwa Fanm and special guests Gill Fickling, producer of "Haiti: The Enemy Within" - Ms. Mary Ferreira, producer of "Rape in Haiti - Justice at a Crossroad" and Renee Bergan, co-producer of “Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy” for a reception, a screening of their films and a Q&A session and discussion in regards to this fundamental historic and c...ontemporary issue affecting the developing world.
October 13, 2011, 6:30pm
Millennium Film Workshop, 66 E 4th St
Admission: $10 (donations welcome)
"Women themselves have the right to live in dignity, in freedom from want and freedom from fear. On this International Women's Day, let us rededicate ourselves to making that a reality.” - Kofi Annan
In Haiti, women are known as “poto mitan” or the 'pillars of society.' They play a pivotal role in the family and community, participating in agricultural labor and performing most household work (along with girls of the family), including cooking over charcoal fires, washing clothes by hand, and transporting water for drinking and bathing. In many households women are the primary breadwinners. They work as market vendors, small business owners, in factories or as domestic laborers in other households. In addition, many Haitian women are single heads of the household, raising their children alone and going to great lengths to give them a better life. - Lambi Fund for Haiti
Renée Renata Bergan