YOU ARE INVITED TO A PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT THE CRISIS IN HAITI
Come get up-to-the minute news of how the grassroots of Haiti are resisting the occupation and pressing for the return of President Aristide. Speakers include
Lucie Tondreau, Haitian activist, a member of Veye-Yo (the organization of Haitian activist priest Father Jean Juste), and of the Haitian American Grassroots Coalition
Ira Kurzban,President Aristide’s lawyer and former attorney for the Haitian government
Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action
June 16th 7 PM
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 West Adams Blvd., LA
Suggested donation: $5.00 no one turned away
u What are the legal issues involved in the return of
President Aristide and in the occupation?
u What role are UN forces playing in the occupation?
What about the role of the US and Brazil?
u What impact is the occupation having on women,
youth and entire communities?
uWhat can those of us living in the US do to end the
“Black Holocaust” going on in Haiti and to support the
new Haitian Revolution? T
President Aristide was kidnapped by US Marines on February 29, 2004, 200 years after the Haitian Revolution defeated Napoleon’s army, and Haiti became the world’s first Black Republic and the first nation born as a result of a slave revolution. The Haitian Revolution paved the way for the abolition of slavery throughout the Americas. Haiti also assisted with the liberation of Latin America by giving refuge & supplies to Simon Bolivar.
Since the Feb. 29 coup, there are estimates as high as 10,000 Haitians killed and thousands of others in prison, jailed or tortured. US Marines have been replaced by UN forces led by Brazil.
The resistance of the Haitian people has been remarkable. Get the most recent information and find out what you can do!
Spanish & Creole Translation available, call ahead if you need translation and/or childcare; wheel chair accessible;
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Coordinated by Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike and Global Women’s Strike/LA
KPFK Pacifica Radio 90.7FM is the media sponsor of this event
Co-sponsors to date include: Alexandria House, ANSWER-LA, East Side Café, El Sereno Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Danny Glover, IAC/LA, Office of the Americas, San Gabriel Valley Neighbors for Peace and Justice
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