Join Danny Glover, Martin Sheen*,
Ron Kovic* and others in a
24 Hour Fast
for the safe return of Haitian human rights activist
Tuesday, Nov. 13 gather at 10:30am
outside the Brazilian Consulate
8484 Wilshire Blvd (at La Cienega), Beverly Hills
Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, the internationally respected Haitian human rights
activist, disappeared in Haiti on the evening of 12 August.� He is an
extraordinary grassroots organizer beloved by his community, and a
leading advocate for the poor, including street children, teenage mothers
and victims of torture.� Please urge the Brazilian government which plays a
key role as head of the UN forces responsible for law and order in Haiti
since the 2004 coup, as well as the governments of the US and Canada
which are also key figures, to do all in their power, including making
resources available to ensure Lovinsky�s immediate and safe release to his
family and the community who need him.
We all owe a great debt to the Haitian people.� Haiti holds a special place in
the hearts of many.� As the first Black republic, Haiti led the way for the
emancipation of those enslaved everywhere; it was a refuge for Simon
Bolivar, the liberator of Latin America, and Haitian troops fought alongside
him.� The spirited and principled determination of Haitian people and their
refusal to bend to the powerful forces which have tried to keep them down,
have been and continue to be an inspiration throughout the world but
especially to those of us who work to defend human rights.� Lovinsky
Pierre-Antoine personifies the Haitian spirit which refuses to submit
despite all the odds.
WHAT YOU CAN DO The Haitian grassroots has called for worldwide
actions to press for Lovinsky�s release. You can answer their call by:
�Joining to initiate the fast outside the Brazilian Consulate. Commit to
fast on Nov. 13, for all 24 hours or whatever part of the day you can.
Ask your friends to join you.
�Come out to support the call for Lovinsky�s safe return whether you
are fasting or not.
�Signing the petition:
http://www.petitiononline.com/august/petition.html, circulating it in
�Contacting your local press or media to tell them about this
campaign to bring Lovinsky back, or calling a fast or vigil where you
Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine is co-founder of Fondasyon Trant Septanm, an
organization formed by family members and others concerned about the
victims of the 1991 coup in Haiti.� Similar to the work of internationally
renowned Mothers of the Disappeared in Central and South America, for
over a decade, the September 30th Foundation held weekly vigils
demanding justice for victims of human rights violations and for the
release of political prisoners. � Lovinsky was co-founder of Fondasyon
Kore Timoun Yo (Foundation for the Support of Children) for young street
children in Port au Prince, FAM (Foyer pour Adolescentes M�res),
a center for teenage mothers, and Map Viv (“I Live”), a program designed to
give medical and psychological aid to the victims of the 1991 coup. His
present community-based human rights organization Fondasyon Trant
Septnm grew out of the work of those earlier efforts.
Coordinated by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Haiti which includes:
ANSWER Coalition, CISPES/LA, Coalition in Solidarity with Haiti, Global
Women�s Strike/LA, International Action Center, and the Pan African
For info call 323-276-9833; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
websites: www.haitisolidarity.net; www.HaitiAction.net;
*have been invited