Delegation is headed to Haiti. I f you would like to be a part of this click below for more information.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
My name is Nicole Weaver. I am Haitian American, my goal is to provide support to new adoptive parents of Haitian orphans. I will post Haitian menus, tips and many other helpful information to facilitate an easier transition for your newly adopted children. I am also an educator with 25 years of teaching experience. I am fluent in Creole, French,Spanish and English. If you have a question please feel free to post it.
This is an interview with a young Haitian woman who was adopted by a Colorado family. This is her story.
This is an interview with a young Haitian lady who was adopted by a family in Colorado. Click on the interview below to hear her story.
A group from London decided to publish an anthology titled “WORD FOR HAITI” All of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Lambi Fund of Haiti. The editor , Yetunde Ruban made an appeal to poets, writers and artists to submit their work for inclusion in this publication. The expected date of publication is July 17th, 2010. The editor plans to launch the book in London on that day.
Feel free to join the group on facebook:
I am happy to announce that one of my poems and a short story will be published in the anthology. Please refer to
for more information about the organization that all the proceeds will go to. I will keep everyone updated on the exact date the book will be released. I am so looking forward to the publication of this book. I am very pleased that my students’ works will be included in the book too. Since I am Haitian American, after the earthquake several of my students wrote poems and short stories . Their actions moved me deeply, the editor allowed my students to submit their work along with mine. There will be a press conference with the Denver media in July once the book is released. My students will do a reading to help promote the book. Stay tuned for more details later this summer.
Come learn about Haiti’s hero. Help support Haiti relief.
Special invitation to Lambi Fund supporters in Denver!
A Live Studio Audience Broadcast in Denver-
Proceeds benefit the Lambi Fund of Haiti)
For more information, contact
donnie betts at 720-748-1388
Come be a part of a live studio audience broadcasting an amazing play about Toussaint L’Ouverture! Presented by KGNU 88.5 FM and 1390 AM, the play is the story of how the leader of the Haitian Revolution, Toussaint L’Ouverture, led enslaved Afro-Haitians to victory over French colonizers, abolished slavery, and secured independence for Haiti. The play is by Richard Durham.
When: April 10, 7 p.m.
Where: Crossroads Theatre 2590 N. Washington St .Denver, CO
How much: $25
My daughter who is spending the spring semester in Lausanne Switzerland along with other students helped raised 2,000 dollars for Haiti relief. I am so very proud of her. She cooked a Haitian meal for 80 people, as part of the fundraiser. Here is a you tube video of the students talking about the fundraiser. My daughter is the girl with the glasses.
Finally, you bring home your newly adopted child. You would like to be left alone , but you are being followed by the media and people are flocking to your door. My advise is to be polite, people just want to help. Eventually things will get back to normal. In the school district where I teach I am the only Haitian American teacher. The news media interviewed me, soon after that I kept getting phone calls for more interviews. One radio station interviewed me in Spanish. I welcomed the opportunities because the exposure is helping bring the dire situation in Haiti for the world to see. So far, the icing on the cake has been a group of Arab women who contacted me after seeing me on TV. They work for an organization called “Friends of the World.” They are going to do a major fundraiser for Haiti relief. Please do not get discouraged and upset if you find yourself being approached by strangers who wants to help, I promise things will eventually settle down. Enjoy the attention while it lasts, because before you know it , you will be left to yourself to face the challenges of being a new mom or dad. As always, please post any questions.
So very happy to announce that my school district participated in many fundraisers for Haiti relief.
This week several dozen of our schools held bake sales and other types of fundraisers to raise money for Haiti relief efforts. With only a handful of schools reporting, I am proud to announce that over $12,000 has already been raised. As schools report how much they have raised we will continue to update the DPS website.
Channel 4 covered the Dora Moore bake sale on Tuesday where the fourth grade class hosted a fundraiser. Click here to see this story. Channel 7 covered the concert for Haiti at the Denver School of the Arts which raised over $7,000. Click here to see this story.
My deep and sincere thanks to all of you who hosted or participated in an event that raised money for vital relief efforts in Haiti. It was heartwarming to see so many of our students, teachers and staff throw themselves into the fundraising effort and the extraordinary participation from so many of our schools. I especially want to thank Nicole Weaver, a teacher at Martin Luther King Early College. Nicole is from Haiti, and her family still lives there. She has courageously shared her story to help raise awareness for the tremendous needs in Haiti.The fundraisers you have hosted have given our students, staff and the DPS community an opportunity to reach out and help in a very meaningful way.
Thank you for all of the time and effort you have put forward in organizing and participating in these efforts, above and beyond the important work you are doing in our schools every day.