Wednesdays at 10pm EST
Weekly Working Group Meetings, Conference Call

For more information contact usinfo@borderoflights.org or call 646-494-1937

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Park Beautification, Ouanaminthe, Haiti

8:30 am Meet at Parque Central, Dajabon (we will have Border of Lights signs!)
9:15 am Ouanaminthe, Haiti, begin Park Beautification and Reforestication Projects 
1pm Lunch for volunteers
2pm - 4PM Park Beautification and Reforestication Project continues
4:00 Closing & Community Celebration

8PM Fiestas Patronales in Dajabon (get ready to dance)
*Volunteers needed to help with the planting of trees, painting and clean-up. 

Please come prepared to get your clothes dirty!
For more information contact: info@borderoflights.org or call 646-494-1937

Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Peace Walk and Remembrance Vigil, 

Dajabon, Dominican Republic​

1pm Volunteer registration at Parque Central, Dajabon

2pm Art installation and workshops about the massacre at Parque Central, Dajabon

7pm El Centro Parroquial Nuestra Señora del Rosario for mass and peace walk

8pm Remembrance Vigil at Massacre River

For those attending in Ouanaminthe, Haiti please meet at the Massacre River at 8pm

​​info@borderoflights.org or call 646-494-1937 

Saturday, October 6th, 2012
Community Gathering, Dajabon, Dominican Republic

8:00 am Assemble at El Centro Cultural Ensueño Dajabonero,

Round Table Discussion about the massacre & Next Steps.

For more information contact: info@borderoflights.org or call 646-494-1937

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2012

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Youth Education & Action Day

Santiago, Dominican Republic

10:00am- 4:00pm

 

For more information contact us: info@borderoflights.org or call 646-494-1937

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Service Day in Haiti, Ounaminthe

9:00am-3:00pm

 

Global Virtual Vigil

8:00pm-10:00pm

Follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/border_oflights and

on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BorderofLights!

 

On Saturday night, October 5th, Border of Lights will conduct a Virtual Vigil to commemorate the massacre. This will be an interactive component to the BOL series-of-events. 

 

How does it work?

 

1. Lights, Camera, Action: Take a picture of your group or yourself having a moment of silence ( with a candle, match, lighter, bon fire, night light, light from your smart phone, etc.). Preferably in the evening, Selfies, small groups or large groups commemorating the massacre are all welcome.

 

2. Tag BOL Is It: Tag your picture to the Border of Lights Facebook Page (make sure to like us) or Twitter page @borderof_lights .

 

3. Mark Your Spot: When uploading your picture add the hashtag #bol2013,  #borderoflights2013, or #solidarity2013 along with your location from your place around the world.  (We need this in order to quantify activists from across the globe, who are coming together to commemorate past and current injustices faced by Haitians and their Dominican-born descendants

living or working in the Dominican Republic).

 

4. Timing Is Everything: Make sure to upload your picture between the hours of 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST. You can even take your pictures before and upload them during the planned time for the Virtual Vigil. The earlier the better!

 

Pictures will not be the only component to the Virtual Vigil. We will answer questions on Facebook and have a Tweet Meet at 8:45 pm EST on Twitter, where you can chat with members from Border of Lights and acclaimed author, Julia Alvarez. First, you will need to email your first name, location and age (if you feel comfortable) to  Sady29@hotmail.com , to have your questions streamed and  answered live on Facebook or Twitter! (i.e Amaris - Age 10, Cleveland, OH - Then your question  for the team).

 

 

Why a Virtual Vigil? 

 

In 2012,  BOL planned a successful and heavily attended vigil on both sides of the Massacre River in Dajabon, DR and Ouaniminthe, Haiti. This year we wanted incorporate anyone who feels compelled to commemorate and drive the conversation about injustices within the diaspora. 

 

Why is BOL moving forward with planned activities, despite the current political climate?

 

Last week  the Dominican Republic’s top court on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 stripped citizenship from thousands of people born to undocumented migrants, a category that overwhelmingly includes Haitians brought from their neighboring homeland to work on farms. This decision cannot be appealed, and it affects all those born since 1929. The law will be executed retroactively. Now more than ever, there is a need for solidarity, collaboration and goodwill within and across borders. Border of Lights must continue to shine the light on the legacies of the Massacre while connecting a global collective.

 

See News Story:

Dominican Court Ruling Strips Citizenship from Thousands of Offspring of Haitian Migrants

 

 

We are looking forward to having you as an integral part of the Dominican - Haitian dialogue and seeing your pictures on our feeder. Thank you again for being part of this journey. 

 

Exito y Prosperidad

Friday October 4, 2013

Service Day

Dajabon, Dominican Republic

9:00am-5:00pm

 

Mass to Commemorate the Massacre

Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Rosario

Dajabon, Dominican Republic

6:00pm

 

For more information contact usinfo@borderoflights.org or call 646-494-1937

2013

Friday October 3, 2014

 

Art

  • Mural for Friendship & Hope

2pm – 5pm

Parque Central, Dajabon

Lead by: Mariposa Foundation

 

  • Reflection Wall

2pm – 5pm

Parque Central, Dajabon

 

Vigil

  • Mass & Vigil to commemorate the 1937 Massacre

7pm

Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Dajabon

8pm

Following mass, a procession to the border

 

Online

  • Global Vigil

8pm-10pm

Follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/border_oflights and

on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BorderofLights!

 
Global Virtual Vigil and Twitter Live Chat

Border of Lights is an international human rights solidarity collaborative which brings to light the 1937 Parsley Massacre. For three consecutive years, BOL has played a key role in commemorating the anniversary of the massacre, amplifying the rich histories of cross-border collaboration between the DR and Haiti and connecting the legacy of the past to the current push for justice. BOL collaborators gather through a week-long arts/education/social justice series of events.

 

 

October 2014 marks the 77th anniversary of the 1937 Parsley Massacre. Border of Lights is implementing interactive activities, both on and off the island. Below are some ways for the global community to actively engage:   

 

Friday, October 3, 2014 from 8 pm - 10 pm EST: Global Vigil

Border of Lights will conduct both an on the ground and virtual vigil for the global community to participate. Below are steps on how you can be part of the narrative:

 

 

  • Selfie Time: Take a picture during the scheduled moment of silence (with a candle, match, bond fire, smart phone light, etc...) Selfies, small and large groups are welcome.

  • Tag BOL: Tag your picture to the Border of Lights Facebook Page (make sure to like us) or Twitter handle @borderof_lights.

  • Mark Your Spot: Upload your picture and add #bol2014 or #borderoflights2014, along with your location from around the globe.

  • Timing Is Everything: Make sure to upload your picture on October 3rd from 8 pm - 10 pm EST. You can take your pictures in advance and upload during the planned time for the Virtual Vigil.

 
Saturday, October 4th at 6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m. EST: Twitter and Facebook Live Chat

Post your questions on Twitter or Facebook in advance (@border_oflights and facebook.com/BorderofLights), history, social justice and denationalization in the Dominican Republic. Make sure to include #bol2014, #borderoflights2014, or #askbol2014 when posting. Replies will be answered live by acclaimed author, Julia Alvarez (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, In The Time of the Butterflies, and Wedding In Haiti), Michele Wucker (Vice President for Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Why The Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians and the Struggle For Hispaniola), Border of Lights team members, and a few surprise luminaries!  

 

 

Why a Virtual Vigil?

In 2012, Border of Lights planned a successful and heavily attended vigil on both sides of the Massacre River in Dajabón, DR and Ouanaminthe, Haiti.  Last year, BOL incorporated a virtual vigil as part of the narrative, to  engage the global community into the dialogue.  

 

Why is Border of Lights moving forward with planned activities, despite the current political climate?

In September 2013, the highest court in the Dominican Republic passed a law (Sentencia TC/0168/13) stripping citizenship from 200,000 people (mostly Dominicans-of-Haitian descent), retroactively dating back to 1929. La Sentencia left many without the ability to marry, obtain birth certificates, acquire passports, attend schools, receive healthcare, rent an apartment, or legally work. Although a new law was passed after the human crisis created by the ruling, most of those affected remain  trapped in legal limbo, their lives suspended. This, even as mandatory deadlines draw closer for thousands of people to become naturalized citizens, many of whom have never considered themselves to be foreigners. The scrutinizing gaze of the international community must not shift away.  Every day all of us have an opportunity to actively participate, do a little more, and truly LIVE purposefully. Border of Lights is privileged to be part of the legacy of hope and justice with support of an amazing group of activists and visionaries who are furiously passionate.

 

 

Make sure to….

 

Visit our website: borderoflights.org.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter : facebook.com/BorderofLights  and @border_oflights

 

Exito y Prosperidad,

 

Border of Lights Crew

 

Saturday October 4, 2014

 

Art

  • Mural for Friendship & Hope

10am – 1pm

Dajabon

Ounaminthe

Followed by installation at Dajabon-Ounaminth Bridge

 

  • Reflection Wall

10am – 1pm

Parque Central, Dajabon

 

Online

  • Tweet Chat (Q&A) with experts on DR/ Haiti

6pm-8pm

 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

 

Dialogue

  • Community meeting on denationalization

12pm – 2pm

Santiago

 

 

More information contact:

info@borderoflights.org

October 07, 2016

Border of Lights 2016: Remembrance Through Action

October 7 thru October 9, 2016

Join us for these historic events!

For more information contact: info@borderoflights.org or call 646-494-1937

If you or your organization would like to become a partner or supporter click here.

October 07, 2016

Dajabon, Dominican Republic and Ouanaminthe, Haiti

12-3pm Community Interactive Art Installation

12pm - 3pm Park clean-up

3pm Community Screening and Discussion of "Death by A Thousand Cuts"  with director and community leaders

7pm Mass and Vigil  

October 08, 2016

Dajabon, Dominican Republic and Ouanaminthe, Haiti

8am - 12pm Day of Collaboration

- Sports, Arts, and Friendship

8pm Santiago, Dominican Republic

Global Vigil - Taking questions from global community about the situation in DR and Haiti. Click here to learn more about the global vigil and how you can show your solidarity.  

October 09, 2016

Santiago, Dominican Republic

10am - 1pm Conference with Community leaders

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2016

2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015 : Global Vigil

Join Border of Lights for an amazing opportunity to show solidarity and ask questions from thought leaders of the Dominican-Haitian diaspora. How does it work? There are two parts to the Global Vigil, starting with Commemoration and followed by live Twitter/Facebook Q & A session. 

 

8:00 pm - 10 pm EST: Commemoration

 

1. Selfie/Group Selfie:

Take a picture of you and/or your group having a moment of solidarity (with a candle, match, lighter, bon fire, smart phone, etc...).

 

2. Tag BOL:

Tag your picture to the Border of Lights Facebook page or Twitter page @borderof_lights.

 

3. Location, Location, Location:

Upload your picture with your location from around the globe using the hashtag #bol2015 or #borderoflights2015.

 

4. Timing:

Upload your picture between 8 pm - 10 pm EST (You can pre-schedule the post).

 

8:45 pm - 10 pm EST: Twitter/Facebook Q & A

Make sure to log on and ask our community of thought leaders.

2014

Join us for these historic events
If you or your organization would like to become a partner or supporter click here.

Activities

Save the Date, September 28- October 1, 2017

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