In France: Art Exhibition of Young Haitian Artists and Inauguration of EPONJE

The inauguration of the EPONJE association (EPONJE stands for space for the protection and new directions for youth, in French: espace de protection et d’orientations nouvelles des jeunes) will take place on Friday, November 25, 2011, from 2:00 to 7:00pm, at the Student Housing, Room MEC-03 (Cupola) at the University of Paris 8 (Vincennes/Saint-Denis), located at 2 rue de la Liberté in Saint Denis, France. EPONJE participates actively in the professional training of young Haitians in Haiti.

As part of this inauguration, there will be an exhibition of artistic works produced by young Haitians and a lecture by Haitian representative Georges Fredely on the theme “The Construction of Housing for Haitian Students Living in France: Requirement and Need.” The association will also set up a “Committee for Haitian Students Living Abroad” to help students bring their grievances to the appropriate authorities.

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For more information on the exhibition, you may contact Odnor Jean (at 06 44 00 21 01 or 01 48 23 48 99) or Ismael Raphael (at 06 27 38 22 06).

[Many thanks to Myriam Chancy and Alicia Backer for bringing this item to our attention.]

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