Today, Brian Concannon reflects upon the September 11th tragedies that shocked the entire world just 10 years ago. Brian was in Port-au-Prince when the incidents occurred, and recalls that it was hard for him to be away from his family and friends in the U.S. However, “It was also a blessing.” Brian remembers how all his Haitian friends stopped by and asked whether his family and friends were safe, even strangers offered condolences to him. Americans have the same capacity to transform this traumatic experience into empathy for understanding the difficult situations other countries are undergoing, just as Haitians showed him ten years ago. Listen to Brian share his reflection on 9/11 and what we can do to help Haiti.
Brian is the Founder and Director of IJDH. He helped prepare the prosecution of the Raboteau Massacre trial in 2000, one of the most significant human rights cases anywhere in the Western Hemisphere and represented the plaintiff in Yvon Neptune v. Haiti, the only Haiti case ever tried before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
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