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Loyola law students hold benefit for children of Haiti

Loyola press release - January 26, 2009

Konbit Pou Edikasyon, a nonprofit organization formed by Loyola law students, along with Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, will hold “Nuit de Soleil,” a night of art and music to benefit an education fund for children in Haiti. It will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, at the McKenna Museum of African American Art, located at 2003 Carondelet St. in New Orleans, from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. Music will be provided by Troy Sawyer and The Woody Rinker Jazz Trio. The event will be sponsored by the McKenna Museum, The Musicians' Clinic, Whole Foods Markets, the Loyola University Student Bar Association and The Young Friends Society.

In March 2008, students from Loyola University College of Law joined other law students from across the United States in Haiti to deliver school supplies and food to children in one of the poorest countries on the planet. Most parents in Haiti are unable to afford to send their children to school.

The overwhelming need for assistance there prompted the law students to form Konbit Pou Edikasyon, a nonprofit designed to raise money to make sure that each “Konbit Kid” gets the chance to go to school. The name Konbit Pou Edikasyon means “working together for education.”

For more information, visit www.konbitpe.org or e-mail edikasyon@gmail.com

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