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Congressional Black Caucus Press Release: The Road to Recovery in Haiti

From the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)



CBC Holds Forum On  “The Road to Recovery” In Haiti


CONTACT: J. Jioni Palmer – 202-226-9776

Washington D.C. – The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will hold a forum examining recovery and reconstruction efforts after the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

The event, “The Road to Recovery,” will take place Wednesday, March 24th at 3:00pm in the Congressional Auditorium of the Capitol Visitors Center.

The event discusses and reiterates the following:

  • Why Haiti matters to the United States
  • Role of the U.S. and international community, both governmental and nongovernmental organizations, in Haiti’s history
  • Relief, recovery, and reconstruction efforts
  • Past rebuilding efforts – positives, negatives, and lessons moving forward

The agenda is as follows:

3:00-3:30pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • CBC Members
  • Congressional Leadership
  • H.E. Raymond Joseph, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Haiti

3:30-4:00pm   Panel I: Paths Traveled – The History of U.S.-Haiti Relations

  • Dr. Greg Carr, Chair, Afro-American Studies Department, Howard University
  • Joseph E. Baptiste, National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians
  • Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq., Director of Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH)

4:00-5:30pm   Panel II: Pathway Forward – Assessment and Policy Considerations for Rebuilding Haiti

  • H.E. Raymond Joseph, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United States
  • Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator
  • Mr. Bruno Le Marquis, Chief of Central Strategy and Policy, UNDP
  • Ms. Nicole Lee, TransAfrica Forum
  • Ms. Donna Barry, Partners in Health
  • Mr. Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI)
  • Richard Gonzalez, Urban Design Lab

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