In our next event, Rio Tasia Guillaume will be hosting the “Restavek Freedom Haiti Benefit” at American Youth Dance Theater (AYDT) to raise awareness and support for Restavek Freedom Foundation in their mission to end child slavery in Haiti. This event is to kickoff our upcoming summer trip to Haiti, when Rio will once again be teaching dance to the 15 girls of Restavek Freedom’s Transitional Home. Joining us will be a couple first-time Haiti visitors: Ms. Rio’s very own students from AYDT!
The event will include a “Performing Arts Showcase”, featuring Garry Guillaume and Les Serviteurs GBF, AYDT’s studio company The Firebirds, The Christian Cultural Center Dance Ministry, and more! Also displayed will be “The Exhibit”, a museum-like visual experience to help participants understand what a typical day in the life of a “restavek” is really like.
When? – Saturday, May 30, 2015
5:30-6:00p: “The Exhibit”
6:00-7:00p: “Performing Arts Showcase”
7:00-8:00p: “The Exhibit”
American Youth Dance Theater
428 East 75th Street, NY, NY
The suggested donation is $25 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a gift to Restavek Freedom Foundation at www.restavekfreedom.org/give. The administrative costs at Restavek Freedom are covered by private donations, so 100% of the your contributions will go directly to supporting their work to free child slaves in Haiti. Restavek Freedom Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization.
Thanks for being a part of something greater than yourself!
With warm wishes,
Garry and Rio Tasia Guillaume
Founders of VOJR, Haiti