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Dominicans and Haitians are coming together to commemorate the 75th year of the Haitian Massacre, using art to tell stories untold.
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What if a genocide happened and no one spoke of it? What if an island divided never healed from the wounds? What if we could change that? 

Rio Massacre on the border of Dominican Republic & Haiti
Rio Massacre on the border of Dominican Republic & Haiti

October 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of the 1937 Haitian Massacre: thousands of Haitians and their Dominican-born descendants were murdered in what the US Ambassador in Santo Domingo, R. Henry Norweb, described as “a systematic campaign of extermination.”

Not willing to have this erased from memory, a labor of love is formed. Members of the Haitian and Dominican diaspora and activists across the world are coming together to commemorate, collaborate, and spread awareness about the Haitian Massacre and to shed light on current injustices faced by Dominicans of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic.

Parque Central, Dajabon
Parque Central, Dajabon

Activities planned for October 4-6, 2012, include a beautification project in Ouanaminthe, Haiti and an art installation in Parque Central in Dajabon, Dominican Republic, a border town site of the 1937 massacre.  Working with local partners (such as Solidaridad Fronteriza and Centro Bono) we hope to bring Haitian and Dominican artists together to create a mural, theater, music and installation at the park with the theme of unity. 

A new chapter for Hispaniola is possible. 

For more information and to get involved, visit borderoflights.org

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    Copy of Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola by Michele Wucker

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    Copy of A Wedding in Haiti by Jullia Alvarez or The Farming of the Bones by Edwidge Danticat along with photo postcard from the Border of Lights project.

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