NYC | January 24, 2010-2

NYC | January 24, 7pm

Join us at Jimmy’s 43 at 43 East 7th St. b/w 2nd & 3rd Aves.

Sunday Salon will stand with Haiti on Sunday, January 24 by collecting monetary donations for  Stand With Haiti – Partners in Health, a solid, on-the-ground organization already in high gear helping the rescue and recovery effort. And while the best thing you can give right now is money, if you want to donate goods, we encourage you to consider assembling a hygiene or baby kit for Church World Service. Here’s how. Or if you have skills needed & want to volunteer, you can register with the Center for International Disaster Information. Also, scroll down to the end of this post to read about other fundraising events in NYC this week and next.

Our fabulous and lovely readers:

Suzanne Wise is the author of the poetry collection The Kingdom of the Subjunctive. More recently, her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in the anthologies Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century and From the Fishouse and in the journals American Letters and Commentary, Guernica, and Quarter After Eight.

Rob Jacklosky’s comic essays, (“Dispatches from the Napoleonic Wars,” and “Dispatches from the Wings of the ABT”) have appeared for the last couple of years in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. His essay, “A Version of Me on Network T.V.” was chosen by Phillip Lopate as a winner of a WNYC contest. His short stories have appeared in Sonora Review, Sendero, Konundrum Literary Engine Review and The Foghorn Magazine. In 2007, his unpublished novel Nazi in the Living Room was a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom fiction competition, work-in-progress category. He was a top-15 finalist in the New Century Writers Award for the unpublished first chapters of Cheerio, Idiot.

KC Trommer‘s poems have appeared in AGNI, The Antioch Review, Coconut, MARGIE, Octopus, Poetry East, The Sycamore Review, and other journals. A graduate of the MFA program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, KC has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize, as well as fellowships from the Maine Summer Arts Program, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Prague Summer Program. Her sound and video work can be accessed via www.kctrommer.com. She lives in New York with her husband, the writer Justin Courter.

Justin Courter is the author of the novel Skunk: A Love Story, and a collection of prose poems, The Death of the Poem and Other Paragraphs. He is married to his fellow Sunday Salon reader, the fabulous poet KC Trommer.

SALON STANDS WITH HAITI
Here are some other events happening in NYC this week & next raising funds for Haiti:

Friday, January 15, 6pm-8:30pm
New Yorkers for Haiti
Talay, 701 West 135th St. at 12th Ave.

Sunday, January 17, 10pm-4am
Unity Sound Reggae Sundays MLK Edition/Fundraiser for Haiti Earthquake Victims
Deity, 368 Atlantic Ave. btw Hoyt & Bond, Brooklyn
Join us this Sunday and pledge your love and support for Haiti’s earthquake relief efforts. Music by Haiti’s own DJ Hard Hittin Harry, Special guest: Natural Freaks. Dancehall reggae, roots & culture, with a touch of soca calypso, Hatian compas, world beat and much more. Portion of the proceeds to benefit Helping Hands Bring Sunshine & Rural Haiti Project.

Monday, January 18, 9pm-2am
Music for Medicine
Sputnik, 262 Taffe Place, Brooklyn
An emergency show for Earthquake relief in HAITI featuring: Kongo (traditional Haitian roots band), Jeremiah Hosea (soul vocals & bass=earthdriver.org rep), DJ Chela (Zulu Nation), DJ Oja (Sunchild Productions/earthdriver.org) & more. 9pm-2am. All proceeds benefit Doctors Without Borders and Yele.

Friday, January 22, 6:30pm-9pm
I Am Ayiti (Haiti) Relief Fundraiser and Benefit
Caribbean Cultural Center
408 W. 58th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
212-30-7420 ext. 3008
www.cccadi.org
Minimum Donation $10 but feel free to donate more! Featuring performances by: DJ Laylo on the 1s and 2s, Kalunga Neg Mawon, Tiga Jean-Baptiste & T’Chaka, & Jhon Clarke (formerly of Black Parents)

And a list of some of our favorite organizations helping the relief efforts. Want to know more about a charity before you donate? Check out greatnonprofits.org for first-hand reviews.

  • AARP (providing matching donations up to $500K for aid to older victims)
  • ActionAid USA
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  • American Jewish World Service
  • American National Red Cross
  • Americares
  • CARE
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Direct Relief International
  • Disasters Emergency Committee (UK)
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Medical Corps
  • Medical Teams International
  • Mercy Corps
  • Operation Blessing International
  • Operation USA
  • Oxfam America
  • Parners in Health
  • Plan USA
  • Save the Children
  • Stand With Haiti
  • US Fund for UNICEF
  • Week of Compassion
  • World Concern
  • World Vision

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