Stay with Me: An Evening of Hope for Haiti’s Restaveks (Friday, June 5)
It is a sad irony that child slavery still exists in the only country to have led a successful slave rebellion. On June 5th, Beyond Borders and the Calvary Baptist Church in Washington DC will host an event to raise awareness (and possible solutions) for the restavek crisis in Haiti. Sociologist and Pastor Dr. Tony Compolo will speak as well Alina Cajuste and Helia Lajeunesse. Alina and Helia are former restaveks who went on to become members of grassroots movements against child exploitation. Below are Alina and Helia's stories and a schedule for the event which is free and open to the public. If you can participate, please register online.