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Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, The Pillars of the Global Economy Film Screening & Discussion with Director Mark Schuller (CUNY)

The Africana Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies Programs Present:
Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, The Pillars of the Global Economy
Film Screening & Discussion with Director Mark Schuller (CUNY)

Monday November 1st, 2010
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Dept of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
New York, NY

“Everyone else has spoken for Haitian women, yet, we have a history of speaking for ourselves. I support Poto Mitan because it offers us a rare glimpse into how Haitian women in the struggle understand their complex conditions and what they are doing for themselves.”
– Gina Ulysse, Haitian American scholar/activist/performer

Told through compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, Poto Mitan gives the global economy a human face. Each woman’s personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti: inhumane working/living conditions, violence, poverty, lack of education, and poor health care. And while Poto Mitan offers in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women’s subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance demonstrates these are global struggles. Finally, through their collective activism, these women demonstrate that despite monumental obstacles in a poor country like Haiti, collective action makes change possible.

http://potomitan.net/

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