Discussion on Haiti Set for Saturday


Alameda Public Affairs Forum will host a talk on by Pierre Labossiere, a founding member of the Haiti Action Committee, at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 10, at the Main Library.

Labossiere also is a board member of the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund.

Before his speach, folk artist Daniel Zwickel will sing songs from the movement for Haitian freedom and play his guitar.

Guests are invited to arrive (via the Main Library’s back door) at 6:30 p.m. to share refreshments.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

On June 13, Helen Grieco — a Northern California organizer for Common Cause — will discuss the issue of whether a 28th Amendment to the Constitution is needed to reverse Supreme Court decisions awarding corporations unlimited financial power over the American political process.


Alameda’s Books Inc. Collecting Shoes for Haiti

Books Inc. on Park Street aims to help everyone on the Island with some spring cleaning.

Used shoes are being collected this month and will be donated to Haiti.

After the Caribbean Island’s devastating earthquake of January 12 that killed some 230,000 people, roughly 1 million Haitians are homeless and in need of supplies.

So, go through those closets and fill up an old bag or box with a few fairs of shoes. This is certainly one of the easiest ways we can help another island in need.

Thanks to Books Inc., at 1334 Park Street, for doing this. The shop is managed by Nick Petrulakis and hosts a story-time reading session at 11 a.m. every Saturday.