Haiti Earthquake 5th Anniversary Vigil

Monday, January 12, 4:30PM – Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr, Miami
4:30pm procession at Toussaint Couverture State on 62nd St & N Miami Ave to the Little Haiti Cultural Complex Courtyard

It’s been five years since the devastating earthquake shook Haiti’s core and more than 200,000 Haitians were estimated to be perished – men, women, and children. In the days to come, the horrifying images on TV showed crumbled homes pancaked on top of residents, bodies laid lifeless out in the open, the Haitian capitol destroyed, aint voices from Haitians trapped in the rumble seeking to be rescued, and children wandering around look for parents that they will never see again. More than anything, stories of survival, faith, resilience, and hope proved that Haiti would rebound. Five years later, hope is being renewed.

To commemorate the lives that were lost and the families forever affected, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in partnership with Fanm Ayisyen nan Miami is organizing a candlelight procession in an inter-faith prayer and memoriam led by community and spiritual leaders from different faiths. The procession commences at 4:30pm at the General Toussaint L’Ouverture statue at NE 62 Street & N Miami Ave and concludes at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. International renowned poets and entertainers will pay their tributes during a white balloon send off and will culminate with a traditional “boullion” vegetable and meat stew supper at the recently renovated Little Haiti Cultural Complex Marketplace. There will also be a public unveiling at 7pm of LHCC’s new permanent Haiti Earthquake Memorial designed by Jonathan Taylor from Andromeda District.

RSVP info: (305) 960-2969 or lhcc@miamigov.com

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