The Pillars of Society

In Haiti, women are respected as the pillars of society, as “Poto Mitan.” On November 8 in NYC, a screening of this moving documentary and following discussion helps give the global economy a face.

Earlier this semester, author and activist Edwidge Danticat reflected on Haiti’s past, present, and future at a fundraiser held at Pace.

On November 8, Danticat’s voice will be heard again as she narrates Poto Mitan, an award-winning film that, told through the lives of five courageous Haitian women, gives an inside perspective on Haiti’s current crisis, neoliberal globalization, and the resilient women challenging this system. Follow them as they encounter inhumane working/living conditions, violence, poverty, lack of education, and poor health care to take action and make change possible.

Following the film screening in the Student Union, join us in a discussion with director and producer Mark Schuller, and some refreshments.