Peace Mi beautiful people,
this whole past week–wow, yes, Saturday is almost over!–as my hermano Oja says, “I’ve been on tha grind.” My deepest apologies for not checking in with y’all for the past few days–lo siento, mucho siento. I have to make up some writing days in my journal and on my blog, please bear with me.
this week I have been WERKING IT. Yes, that’s right mi gente, WERKING IT. I’m not just WORKING, I have been weeerrrking–like for real real. I have been in my own “sweat shop” (Yes, I take all my breaks, I have my own bathroom breaks and I can eat whenever I want but preetty much I am focused and I get into my “werk zone”) printing my latest T-shirt desgin, “Eye AM the Eye of the Storm” and more “Frida Kahlo mixes Paint” T-Shirts. I have been getting orders from all over (THANK YOU SO MUCH PEOPLES!) from Alaska to Utah to Connecticut to most in HAWA’II, whooop, whooop! Thank you, thank you, thank you, muchas gracias, malo ‘aupito! I will have to share with you later on…as in pictures…I will have to send out pictures to you later on. Not tonight. It’s almost midnight and for real, I must go to sleep, I am really exhausted and I must wake up at 6 am tomorrow.
…Speaking of Ayiti Love, earlier tonight I painted live at this event, which I was so happy to! Mi hermano from another mother y father, Oja and his partner, Vanissa, put together this amazing event/fundraiser for Ayiti, specifically for these 2 young men to go to college and complete, so that they may be Doctors. Check out info below. Please donate, send positive love and prayers! I send all my love to you! Thank you to Kathie Check for these pictures of me painting tonight…’ofa atuuuuuuu world. I will definitely post tomorrow and there after.
ACD Media (www.acdmedia.wordpress.com) Presents….
AYITI SOLIDARITY: LEKOL
(Lekol = School in Ayisen)
Lekol is an event geared at educating people about why Haiti and her people deserve the dignity and respect that has been so lacking in the aid and services that have been contributed by international organizations since the catastrophe of January 12th, 2010. Before one even considers boarding a plane to help the people of Haiti, they should know about the true history and culture of her people, in order to contribute to providing a hand in creating real, lasting self-determination moving forward.
We will gather to hold a space for dialogue, to begin to actively decolonize the history of Haiti as we know it, look at Haiti’s contributions to people’s struggles around the globe and follow some of the action that is promising for the future. Including: guest speakers, a photo and audio exhibition, a silent auction, a short screening, food, music and tabling by ally organizations.
WHERE: Yippie Cafe & Museum
9 Bleecker Street between Lafayette and Bowery in Manhattan
WHEN: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 5PM-9:30PM & 10PM-3AM
5PM-9:30PM (upstairs) Exhibit-Dialogue-Artist Performances
10PM-3AM (lower level) After Party – A celebration of Haiti’s contributions to universal human rights. It will Feature live DJs. *See the end of this correspondence
F train to Broadway/Lafayette or the 6 train to Bleecker Street
FOR MORE INFORMATION: call Vanissa (917) 995-6495 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with Lekol in the subject line
Cost: $10 at the door. All proceeds will go to helping two young men from the Delmas 75 area of Port-au-Prince return to school and to the documentation of the building of an Earthship in Haiti!
Photos & Audio exhibit by ACD Media’s Vanissa Chan, Ludger Balan & Oja Vincent