What Is The Kenbe Fèm Project? [in Kreyòl]
Like the well-known AIDS Quilt or other collaborative community arts projects, The Kenbe Fèm Project is a participatory collective expression of mourning created and displayed for personal reflection, public education, and ongoing advocacy. Small pieces of fabric with words, images, or other expressions—called reflections—are hung on a sequence of strings forming threads of connected memories or prayers.
These reflections are contributed by you and all those affected or moved by Haiti’s experience over the past year. The resulting display represents the power of many people coming together to mourn, grieve, and work to overcome trauma and loss.
The following remembrance events (and others, we hope) will be including The Kenbe Fèm Project at their venues for guests and the public to both contribute to and view:
- We Will Never Forget - Nou Pap Janm Bliye
January 12, 2011, 4:00 - 9:00 pm
Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Avenue
- Haitian Coalition of Somerville
January 12, 2011, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Somerville High School
- Partners In Health /Zanmi Lasante
January 14, 2011, 6:00-7:30 pm
John Hancock Hall
180 Berkeley Street
We encourage you to send us your reflection (666 Dorchester Ave., South Boston, MA 02127) or consider including your own adaptation of The Kenbe Fèm Project at an event in your community. Still Harbor is also seeking additional partners in groups and organizations that are hosting events and would like to include The Kenbe Fèm Project at their venue.
Please send us an email at email@example.com if you are interested in discussing partnership opportunities.
"I come from a place where breath, eyes, and memory are one,
a place from which you carry your past like the hair on your head."
—from Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat