HERF Poetrysquare

Poetry for Peace & Justice


Readings by Avotcja, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Poet Laureate of Berkeley, and Carolyn Scarr

Followed by Open Mic

St. John’s Presbyterian Church at 2727 College Ave, Berkeley

It is with great sadness that Haiti Action Committee learned of the passing of our beloved sister and revolutionary warrior, Kiilu Nyasha, who joined the ancestors peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of April 10. Kiilu loved Haiti, and the Haitian grassroots movement inspired her and guided her work, just as her solidarity, her intellect, her passion and her rock solid integrity continue to inspire and guide us.

We invite you to join us as we dedicate this event, “Poetry for Peace and Justice” to the indomitable fighting spirit of Kiilu Nyasha and to the indomitable people of Haiti.

A benefit for HERF, the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund. HERF gives concrete aid to Haiti’s democratic movement and grassroots community groups organizing to meet Haitians’ needs directly. See http://haitiemergencyrelief.org

Suggested donation $10-30 no one turned away

Co-sponsored by Haiti Action Committee, Ecumenical Peace Institute & St. John’s Presbyterian Church Mission & Justice Commission