[IAEP] Haiti Grassroots Action emerging strongly--Join Saturday Events in Boston/NYC/Miami/LA/Etc!

Holt holt at laptop.org
Fri Jan 22 13:37:30 EST 2010

OLPC/Sugar Community:
Already more than 100 people signed up to join http://CrisisCamp.org 
tomorrow in Boston alone (2 blocks north of the MIT campus).
140 tech-democratizers showed up last week in DC, as widely broadcast on 
NPR.  Now over A Dozen Cities are Involved; don't change the channel on 

Please Join In Person Saturday, showing your face & your skills if your 
city's involved -- paving the way for Haitians to not only survive, but 
thrive, Educating each other long term to escape dependency cycles -- 
your help is vitally needed creating software/content/storytelling etc 
eg. around community-mapping like http://haiti.ushahidi.com, innovative 
DIY capacity-building projects like the Haiti Video Postcard Network 
etc, born just 1 week ago in NYC alongside keystone Haitian Diaspora 
communities across major US cities especially:/

/Likewise in Boston, Waveplave founder Tim Falconer, OLPC Community 
Repair Center founding pioneer Ian Daniher & I (coordinator of OLPC's 
worldwide community support volunteer team) will lead similar efforts, 
with similar participation from OLPC volunteers in Miami, LA, etc -- 
thanks to tremendous community-organizing occuring every day and night 
this week at the MIT Media Lab:/

/Please remind all thoughtful contributors worldwide: they too can 
receive free XO Laptops if they're patiently helping dedicated Haitians 
take back control of a badly shaken island and nation, sharing long-term 
community/learning methods all can learn from -- approval takes place 
online right here over Live Chat Fridays 2PM Eastern Time in an 
open/transparent community process you are strongly encouraged to join:/

Quite Separately: Please also consider applying to work on the ground in 
Haiti committing to 1-full-year with OLPC's brand new more structured 
OLPCorps program, where you will receive (if approved) a stipend of 
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