Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Fast For the Release of Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine

Urgent: Call for fasters

Participate with Danny Glover & others

in a 24 hr Rolling Fast

for the Safe Return of Haitian human rights

activist

Lovinsky Pierre-

Antoine

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 � � 10:30am-

1pm

Launch the fastoutside theBrazilian

Consulate

8484 Wilshire Blvd (at La Cienega), Beverly Hills

Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine was kidnapped in Haiti and has been �disappeared�

since August 12th.� There is an international call for actions pressing for his

safe return.� In Southern California, we are making an urgent call for people

who will join Danny Glover & others to participate in a rolling fast asking for

his safe return to his family and community who love and need him.

Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine is an extraordinary grassroots organizer and a

leading advocate for the poor, including street children, teenage mothers

and victims of torture.

What is a rolling fast? A rolling fast allows people to commit to fast for a number of

hours during a 24 hour period.� You can participate by either fasting for the entire time or

commit to a certain number of hours. The idea is that fasters will overlap in order to

cover the 24 hour period, starting at 10:30 am November 13th.

What if I want to fast but can�t get to the fast site between 10:30am & 1pm? Fill

out the information below and email or fax it � if you choose, your name can be included

in the �bring Lovinsky home� fasters list which will be read at the press event and

speakout outside the Brazilian Consulate.� All fasters on or off site are asked to wear a

red ribbon to indicate you are fasting for Lovinsky�s safe return.� Please let others know

why you�re wearing it.

What if I can�t fast, what can I do? Come out to the Consulate — support the call for

Lovinsky�s release and support the fasters. Wear a red ribbon on fast day and sign the

petition.

How do I sign up to take part in the rolling fast? Fill out the information below on

your commitment to fast and email or fax it in.� If you can come to initiate the fast outside

the Consulate at 10:30 please let us know and also how long you will be able to stay.

Why hold the fast outside the Brazilian Consulate? The Brazilian government

heads the UN forces who have had the responsibility for law and order in Haiti since

President Aristide was forced to leave Haiti in 2004. The US and Canada are also key

figures.� Together we are urging them to do all in their power, including making

resources available to ensure Lovinsky�s immediate and safe release.

Whether or not you can participate in the fast please sign the online petition at

http://www.petitiononline.com/august/petition.html.� Also please share the petition

information with as many people as you can.

Can my organization &/or religious network endorse this action? Yes! You can

fax or email the information below, or call us at 323-276-9833.

I will be fasting outside the Brazilian Consulate on November 13th

Name____________________________ I can participate from

____to____ Email_____________________________

phone_____________________

I can�t be there but I will be fasting

Name______________________ Include my name in the �fasters

list� yes� no

Email______________________________

phone_____________________

My organization/religious network endorses this action

Organization________________________

email______________________

Please email to la@crossroadaswomen.net or fax to 310-798-

8350

Coordinated by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Haitiwhich includes: ANSWER Coalition,

CISPES/LA, Coalition in Solidarity with Haiti, Global Women�s Strike/LA, International Action

Center, and the Pan African Activist Coalition.

For info call 323-276-9833; email: la@crossroadswomen.net.

websites: www.haitisolidarity.net; www.haitiaction.net;

www.globalwomenstrike.net

Contact IJDH

Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti
15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Telephone: (617) 652-0876
General Inquiries: info@ijdh.org
Media Inquiries: media@ijdh.org

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