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Haiti Earthquake 6th Anniversary Vigil in Little Haiti

 

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6th Annual Earthquake Vigil to be observed in Little Haiti

The City of Miami, Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) will be hosting an vigil on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti to its core in 2010.

It is the Complex’s third year hosting the honorary vigil, which will begin with a candle-lit procession at 4:30 p.m. from the Toussaint Louverture monument on 62nd St. and N. Miami Ave. to the LHCC courtyard. The vigil will immediately follow at 6 p.m.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 24: A women holds a Haitian flag and roses as people pray together during a church service that is set up outdoors near an encampment after numerous churches were destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 24, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Relief supplies and medical help continue to arrive as governments and aid agencies launched the massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed over a hundred thousand. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

“We believe that there is an artistic spirit in all of us that nourishes our humanity and enriches our society,” said Sandy Dorsainvil, the manager of the LHCC. “Therefore, we are honored to provide the Haitian community with a memorable event to pay homage to those who passed away during the quake and celebrate those who survived.”

The event will feature community and spiritual leaders from various backgrounds, who will guide the community in an inter-faith prayer and memoriam. International renowned poets and entertainers will also perform in tribute of the day.

The evening will reflect a quality interactive atmosphere and showcase the love that the world has for Haiti. A special conch shell will be sounded at the vigil as a symbolic cry for those affected by the quake. And the vigil will close with the serving of a traditional Haitian “boullion” vegetable and meat stew supper.

Local TV affiliates will cover the event, while live coverage can be seen on Island TV, Comcast channel 578. Please RSVP for the vigil by January 5, 2016 at 305-960-2969, or via email at LHCC@miamigov.com.

The Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) is a division of the City of Miami that provides space and activities for the community to promote, showcase and support Afro-Caribbean culture in South Florida. They are committed to fostering imagination, creativity, and positive experiences for children and adults year round. For more information, please visit www.littlehaiticulturalcomplex.com.

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