Published November 1, 2007
ServeHAITI will host a celebration of Haitian art and culture on Friday, Nov. 9, from 7-10 p.m., at The Peachtree Club. The event will include a Haitian artisans’ market showcasing one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces for sale, along with a silent auction and a 15-minute preview of the documentary film, “Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, The Pillars of Haiti.”
The cost for the event is $25 if purchased before the event, $30 at the door.
All proceeds benefit ServeHAITI as it fosters educational and economic development in Grand-Bois and funds the operation of a health center providing primary and acute healthcare, dental care, perinatal care and community-based nutritional programs to the residents of the region.
“Poto Mitan” chronicles the lives of five Haitian women who formed an organization focused on providing solutions to common problems. Renée Bergan, co-producer of the documentary and co-founder of Renegade Pictures, Inc., will be on hand for the event.
Haiti remains the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest countries in the world.
The Peachtree Club is located at 999 Peachtree St., 28th floor.
To reserve tickets in advance, contact Pam Jones at (404) 407-5096. ServeHAITI, based in Atlanta, is a non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to promoting a better quality of life for the people living in the impoverished region of Grand-Bois, Haiti.
For information visit www.servehaiti.org.