Haiti Relief Benefit in Oakland

Haiti Relief Benefit at the Black Dot Cafe in West Oakland

Haiti Relief Fundraiser
Sunday, January 24, 7 p.m.
Black Dot Cafe
1195 Pine St.
West Oakland
With reports of over 150,000 dead in Haiti following a 7.0 earthquake, the U.S. response and media coverage of the Haiti disaster mirrors that of Hurricane Katrina.

The San Francisco Bay View, the POCC and the Haiti Action Committee will host a Haiti Relief Benefit at the Black Dot Cafe in West Oakland Sunday, January 24.

THe featured speaker is Pierre Labossiere, co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee. The event will also include Oakland attorney Walter Riley, co-founder of the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (HERF) and a survivor of the 7.0 Earthquake that rocked the nation.

Funds raised at the event will support the continued efforts of the Haiti Action Committee, as well as put a media-medical team on the ground. The team will not only provide immediate aid to the Haitian people, but give a real account of the Haitian people's plight, opposed to the subliminally racist coverage that distorts truth that is taking place now.

"You know they’ll go where the needs are greatest and the stories most compelling," writes Mary Ratliff, editor of the San Francisco Bay View newspaper.

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