Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

The Ottawa Initiative on Haiti 2009

A one-day conference taking stock of Canada’s role in Haiti since 2004

Saturday, February 28th

9:00 am � 5:00 pm

University of Ottawa

ALUMNI THEATRE

85 University (Jock-Turcot Building)

What role can the Haitian Diaspora play in rebuilding Haiti?

What Happened in February 2004, when Haiti’s elected president and parliament were all removed from office?

What have been the impacts of the 2004 coup?

What role has Canada played in Haiti since then?

What might be US President Obama’s “Brother’s New Deal” for Haiti?

Designed in the spirit of dialogue for healing and reconstruction, OIH 2009 is a bold Haitian-led initiative.�A space�to engage in inspiring, fruitful, and real intergenerational debate on some of the most pressing questions facing the future of Haiti today

Featured Speakers:

���������Camille Charlmers, Haiti-based Economist, PAPDA

���������Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics, Ottawa University

���������Edwidge Danticat, U.S.-based Haitian Author, “Krik? Krak!” And “Brother, I’m Dying”

���������Carlo Dade, Executive Director, Canadian Foundation of the Americas

���������Raymond Dubuisson, Ottawa-based Haitian Statistician & Radio Host, CHORHA

���������Patrick Elie, Haiti-based Political Analyst, Former Haitian Secretary of State for National Defense

���������Jude Jean-Fran�ois, Ottawa-based Social Worker and Radio Host, Member of �AKASAN

���������Marcus Garcia Haiti-based Veteran Journalist with �Haiti en Marche and M�lodie FM

���������Peter Hallward U.K.-based�Author, “Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment”

���������Michael Keefer, Associate Professor, University of Guelph

���������Marguerite Laurent, U.S. – based Haitian Writer, Lawyer & Performance Poet

���������Stu Neatby Ottawa-based Labour Organizer & Member, Canada Haiti Action Network

���������Kesner Pharel, Haiti-based Economist

���������Jean Erich Ren�, Ottawa-based Haitian Agronomist

���������Jean Saint-Vil, Ottawa-based Haitian Writer & Member, AKASAN and the Canada Haiti Action Network

A prepared lunch will be available for purchase at this free event.

Presented by: AKASAN, Ottawa Haitian Students Club, Ottawa Haiti Solidarity Committee, SFUO Ottawa

 

Presented with the Support of: Global Research, OPIRG � Carleton, No-War-Paix, ASCORCAN, Territorio Libre, Ottawa-Cuba Connections.

Info: (613) 482-2549

info@akasan.org

L’Initiative d’Ottawa�sur Haiti 2009

Une journ�e conf�rence d�di�e au r�le�du Canada en�Ha�ti depuis 2004.

Samedi, 28 f�vrier

9h � 17h

Universit� d’Ottawa

AUDITORIUM DES ANCIENS

85 University (�difice Jock-Turcot)

Quel r�le les Ha�tiens de l’ext�rieur peuvent-ils jouer dans le processus de la reconstruction�d’Ha�ti?

Que s’est-il r�ellement pass� en f�vrier 2004 quand le pr�sident Aristide a �t��renvers� et exil�?

Quelles sont les cons�quences du coup d’�tat de 2004 sur la vie nationale?

Comment le Canada se positionne t-il en Ha�ti�depuis 2004�?

L’administration du nouveau pr�sident Obama sera- t-elle plus sensible aux probl�mes d’Ha�ti?

Con�u dans un esprit de dialogue et d’ouverture, afin de promouvoir la r�conciliation et�favoriser le d�veloppement du pays, IOH 2009 est une audacieuse d�marche entreprise par des�fils et filles d’Ha�ti.

C’est d’abord un espace privil�gi� de r�flexion, convivial mais inspirant, o�, se livrent de�v�ritables d�bats interg�n�rationnels sur l’avenir d’Ha�ti. les questions les plus urgentes, les�sujets les plus �difiants que confrontent Ha�ti sont abord�s avec d�termination, lucidit� et�imagination.

Conf�renciers invit�s:

Camille Charlmers, �conomiste vivant en Haiti, PAPDA

Michel Chossudovsky, Professeur, science �conomique,�Universit� d’Ottawa

���������Edwidge Danticat, Auteure Haitiano-Americaine, “Krik? Krak!” et “Brother, I’m Dying”

Carlo Dade, Directeur Ex�cutif, Fondation canadienne pour les am�riques, Ottawa

Raymond Dubuisson, Expert en Sciences statistiques & Animateur radio, CHORHA

Patrick Elie, Analyste politique vivant en Haiti, Ancien Secr�taire d’�tat � la d�fense nationale

Jude Jean-Fran�ois, Intervenant social et animateur radio, Membre fondateur d’AKASAN

Marcus Garcia, Journaliste chevronn� vivant en�Haiti, Directeur � Haiti�en�Marche�et�M�lodie FM

���������Peter Hallward, Auteur�vivant en Angleterre, “Damming the Flood:�Haiti, Aristide & the Politics of Containment”

Michael Keefer,�Professeur associ�, University of Guelph

Marguerite Laurent, Avocate, auteure et militante progressiste vivant aux �.U.

Stu Neatby, Syndicaliste et organisateur vivant � Ottawa,�Canada�Haiti�Action Network

Kesner Pharel, �conomiste vivant en Haiti

Jean Erich Ren�, Agronome vivant � Ottawa

Jean Saint-Vil, Auteur, Membre fondateur, AKASAN et Canada Haiti Action Network

Entr�e libre! Vers midi, un d�jeuner (lunch) sera disponible � un co�t raisonnable.

Present� par: AKASAN, leClub des �tudiants haitiens de l’Universit� d’Ottawa, Ottawa�Haiti�Solidarity Committee, SFUO�Ottawa


Avec le soutien de: Global Research, OPIRG � Carleton, No-War-Paix, ASCORCAN, Territorio Libre, Ottawa-Cuba Connections.

Info: (613) 482-2549� /� info@akasan.org

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