I know that I speak for everyone in the Life Stories project when I say
that our thoughts are with the Haitian people during this very difficult
time. Haiti has endured so much already. More than anyone should have to.
The City of Montreal has a deep connection to Haiti, as does our project.
The project’s Haitian Working Group is recording the stories of resistance
and loss from the years of the Duvalier dictatorship. In 2009, the project
organized a film festival and exhibit on that paid tribute to those who
paid for their resistance with their freedom or their lives. Each film was
followed by a public discussion – one had the sense of silence being
broken. We encourage you to donate generously during this time of
immediate need and to stay engaged with Haiti over the longer term.

In solidarity,
Steven High (lead researcher)

If you would like make a donation to help Haiti in its post-earthquake relief efforts, click on the following links for the Red Cross or Medecins Sans Frontieres.