MIAMI- Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (Haitian Women of Miami) is expecting 400 hundred members of the South Florida community, including funders, donors, and political, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to attend its Annual Gala at FIU – North Campus. This year’s Gala, its largest fundraiser of the year, is themed “Upholding the Promise: Justice for All.”

“This gala is being held at a very difficult time for the family members that we serve,” said Marleine Bastien. “I have never seen such a high level of confusion, uncertainty, and fear. March 8 is International Women’s Day!

Bastien added, “This year’s theme is: #PressingForChange. This change must include a gender inclusive, equitable, and peaceful world, where parents can raise their children without the fear of deportation, racial profiling, and violence.”

FANM’s work of providing quality services in the domain of mental health, domestic violence intervention, access to healthcare, adult education and computer training , immigration , youth services and leadership training, in addition to advocacy/organizing work pertaining to immigration, gentrification, affordable housing, statelessness in the Dominican Republic et al.

FANM has been internationally recognized for its visionary approach of combining quality services that enrich and save lives, with advocacy and organizing.

It has become a lifeblood of low to moderate income families in Miami-Dade County.

The gala will consist of a silent auction of famous Haitian artists Turgo Bastien and Louis Rosemond’s work, live auction by famous auctioneer Andre Pierre (former Mayor of North Miami), a full course dinner, songs by Christina Ponthieux and Princess Merriah Dessous, folkloric dance by Sosyete Koukouy Dance Group, and music by Aroze Twoubadou with special guest Kapi of Tabou Combo.