Communiqué Shervens Joseph Foundation
Monday September 21, 2020 ((rezonodwes.com)) – After moments of extreme difficulty both for the Country and for the cultural center project, we have reached the end of a first objective namely the official opening of a space for the office of “ Center Culturel Shervens Joseph “.
This achievement highlights the determination of a group of dedicated citizens to not only endow Port-de-Paix with a cultural space but also to fulfill the dearest dream of fire Shervens Joseph.  Upset, however, by socio-political unrest and the health crisis created by covid-19, the cultural center office found itself in a difficult situation to be operational in order to be able to constitute a real place of reflection and discussion for the community, and above all a fundraising space to build the cultural center in Port-de-Paix.
If the criticisms received, rightly or wrongly, do not provide us with the financial means, major constraints for the realization of this project, they have kept us awake to continue to advance towards the set objectives without focusing on certain comments and derogatory behavior.
Today, this new step which is the result of US acting with interest for the common good, will lead us to the opening of the cultural center office this Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
Indeed, we invite the whole community in general to join us, especially the young people to take together this third step which will not be giant, if it does not benefit the participation of everyone. More like before, solidarity must be a feeling of responsibility and reciprocal dependence within our community, otherwise we risk witnessing this collective failure which is already looming on the horizon.
This Tuesday, September 22, which will mark the day when our friend Joseph Shervens, leader passionate about the idea of endowing Port-de-Paix with this cultural center left us to go and live in his eternal home, will simply be the inaugural date of the cultural center.
Thus, from 9 a.m. until 7 a.m., the space will be open and then occupied by cultural and intellectual activities and in particular to receive donations of all kinds. Note that between 5 and 7 pm, we will have a show to the taste of a launching ceremony which will be hosted by: Sanba Zele, Top Akabi, King Willy etc … So please come in crowds.
A fortiori , we therefore make an appeal for solidarity, for contribution, to the authorities, to organized groups, to businesses, to schools, to churches and to all citizens of here and elsewhere in order to be able to complete the repair work at building level and for other needs relating to the proper functioning of the office.
As of Tuesday, September 22, 2020, you will be able to drop by the center office at the corner of Notre Dame and Dessalines streets to make donations to this project. As the week progresses, you will be informed of other fundraising resources.
We have spent over two centuries building the I that brings us back who we are today. Now it is time to build the We. Thus, let us make this center the pioneer of our goods built in common.
To the provisional committee of the cultural center
jordanverdule @ yahoo.fr