Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Protest Kidnapping of Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine

Join Danny Glover, Martin Sheen*,

Ron Kovic* and others in a

24 Hour Fast

for the safe return of Haitian human rights activist

Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine

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

your networks

Contacting your local press or media to tell them about this

campaign to bring Lovinsky back, or calling a fast or vigil where you

are

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

Activist Coalition.

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

websites: www.haitisolidarity.net; www.HaitiAction.net;

www.globalwomenstrike.net

*have been invited

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