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"Restevek": Jean-Robert Cadet

Event is on: Oct 16, 2009
Posted on: Oct 9, 2009 @ 11:29:47 am

Jean-Robert Cadet will speak about his experiences as a restevek and his ongoing work to end the restavek system and to bring hope and freedom to the children of Haiti. Restevek is a Creole term which literally means "stay with." An accurate term in that these children do stay with their hosts, working as servants in exchange for a roof over their heads, meager food, and supposedly, to attend school. Few are given the chance at an education. Jean-Robert Cadet lost his childhood, but unlike many others he was able to escape this degredation through education. Noon- 1:30 P.M. Friday October 16, 2009, UCF Library Room 223. Free and open to the public. Directions to campus and the Library are on the UCF Web site Additional parking information can be found at The Library is open to the public and the UCF community seven days a week, excepting major and university holidays. More information regarding hours and holiday closures can be found on the Library’s Web site, For more information, please call Carole Hinshaw 407-823-5982 or e-mail



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