Haiti, Aid and Imperialism: a Book Launch and Film Screening
Date: May 15, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Cedar Tree Cafe - 418 Queen St., Fredericton, NB, Canada
Film Screening of Haiti: Where did the money go? Join Michele Mitchell for a film screening of her film, Haiti: Where did the money go? Millions of people gave billions of dollars to Haiti earthquake relief. So, why are at least 600,000 Haitians still living in squalor? Why did so much money buy so little relief? How is it possible that a massive “relief enterprise” could be built on the suffering of Haitians? Why are so many NGOs not held accountable to anyone? Do you know how your donation was spent?
Film produced by Film At Eleven. Book launch of Paved with Good Intentions: Canada's development NGOs from idealism to imperialism Join Dru Oja Jay for the launch of the book he co-wrote, Paved with Good Intentions: Canada's development NGOs from idealism to imperialism. By Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja Jay. Published by Fernwood.
How “non-governmental” are organizations that get most of their funding from the government? What impact do funding ties have on NGOs’ ability to support popular demands for democratic reforms and wealth redistribution? What happens when NGOs support a repressive regime? What happens when NGOs bite the hand that feeds them?
Free admission. Donations accepted to cover tour costs.
Hosts: Cooper Institute, Canada Haiti Action Network, Haiti Action Fredericton, Fredericton Peace Coalition, Cinema Politica Fredericton, YMCA Fredericton International Committee, UNB International Development Studies, STU Department of Sociology, Gallery Connexion, NB Media Co-op, Atlantic Council for International Cooperation & Latin American Mission Program (PEI). Contact: email@example.com
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