Edwidge Danticat to Dedicate Poem at Earthquake Vigil in Miami

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Edwidge Danticat will be present at the commemorative vigil for the seventh anniversary of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake on, Thursday, January 12, 2017; the ceremony will feature a special dedicated poem, written and read by author. The vigil will begin with a candle-lit procession led by Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami at 4:30pm from the Toussaint Louverture monument on 62nd Street and North Miami Avenue to the Little Haiti Cultural Complex’s courtyard. The vigil will follow at 6:00pm. See more information from South Florida Caribbean News below:

The City of Miami, Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) will be hosting a vigil on Thursday, January 12, 2017 to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010.

It is the Complex’s fourth year hosting the honorary vigil, which will begin with a candle-lit procession led by Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami (FANM) at 4:30 p.m. from the Toussaint Louverture monument on 62nd St. and N. Miami Ave. to the LHCC courtyard. The vigil will immediately follow at 6 p.m.

The event will unveil a dedicated memorial wall on the LHCC campus, a project that has been in the works for the past three years.

The dedication ceremony will feature a special dedicated poem, written and read by Edwidge Danticat, an award-winning novelist of Haitian descent. There will also be a blessing of the wall and a candlelight prayer.

Following the dedication will be an inter-faith prayer and memorial service led by the Florida Haitian American Christian Leaders Association. The vigil will then be closed with a traditional “boullion” vegetable and meat stew supper.

The Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) is a division of the City of Miami committed to presenting and preserving Afro-Caribbean cultures‚ inspiring the next generation of leaders and leveraging arts and culture as tools for transformation and community building.

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