Former B'ville woman to speak about Haitian earthquake

Melinda Miles, formerly of Baldwinsville, will speak June 29 at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse Museum at 46 Canton St., Baldwinsville, about her work in Haiti.

She is the co-founder of Working Together in Haiti (KONPAY) and the Haiti Response Coalition and has been working in Haiti for more than 10 years. She is the daughter of local photographer, Marianne Miles, and her husband, David S. Packard Jr. of Downer St. in Baldiwnsville.

Melinda was instrumental in getting relief aid into Haiti after the earthquake. Over the last few months, she has spoken to members of Congress and the press and has brought a highly critical point of view to the use of funds collected to help Haitians. As a result, she is now heading up a new multi-dimensional project called Speak Out Haiti, which will bring much needed analysis and critique to the plans for reconstructing Haiti.

Come and hear more about the struggle for Haiti's future and the dreams the Haitian people have for their own lives and families.

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