This event will take place on Wednesday, January 12th, at 6:30pm at Evergreen Valley High School Theater, 330 Quimby Road, San Jose 95148.
Between July 19th and 29th this summer, a South Bay Area delegation of fifteen high school and college students, teachers, and one parent traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to deliver $10,000 in aid directly to Haitian community organizations and also to work on the rebuilding of a Haitian school. The delegation was organized by Global Exchange, a San Francisco-based non-profit. Four different schools were represented by students on the delegation: Los Altos High School, the East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy, Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, and Evergreen Valley Community College.
We invite you to a presentation to commemorate the anniversary of the earthquake, on Wednesday, January 12th 2011 at 6:30pm. The program will include video footage of the delegation in Haiti, updates on the historical and current political situation and personal testimonies from high school students, college students, and teachers. You will learn more information on how Evergreen Valley high school became involved in supporting Haiti and how a student raised over $3,000 by inspiring her peers to take a stand.
Evergreen Valley High School student Stephanie Nguyen class of 2011, alumni Jennifer Durán class of 2009, community member Julisa Garcia and EVHS social studies teacher Victoria Durán, will be presenting personal testimonies, discussing the current crisis and showcasing photos and videos of our experience in Haiti.
Themes of the presentation will include:
*History of Haiti
*Politics & Elections
*Post-Earthquake crisis & lack of infrastructure
*Ways to support and get involved
We invite you to learn and understand the current crisis in Haiti and to take a stand in solidarity with the Haitian Community. Haitians are fully capable of rebuilding their country. They just need us to stand in solidarity with them...all the way from Evergreen to Port-Au-Prince.
Suggested donation $5-$20 sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds