Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

She’s My Sis­ter, 41st Con­gres­sional Black Cau­cus Foun­da­tion (CBCF) Annual Leg­isla­tive Conference

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Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 21: Haiti: She’s My Sis­ter, 41st Con­gres­sional Black Cau­cus Foun­da­tion (CBCF) Annual Leg­isla­tive Conference

Who: Led by CBCF Fel­lows Ifeoma Ike, Gre­gory Tinch and Bianca Oden

Panel 1:

  • Brian Con­can­non Jr., Esq. Direc­tor, Insti­tute for Jus­tice & Democ­racy in Haiti
  • DouDou Pierre– Regional Coor­di­na­tor, RENHASSA (National Hait­ian Net­work for Food Security)
  • Marie Andree St. Aubin– Direc­tor of Human Resources and Orga­ni­za­tional Devel­op­ment, Action­Aid Haiti; orig­i­nal co-founder of the Hait­ian Min­istry of Women’s Affairs
  • Ger­ald Mathurin-Regional Coor­di­na­tor, KROSE (Regional Coali­tion of South­ern Organizations)
  • Rox­anne Paisible-Haiti Advo­cacy & Research Offi­cer, Inter­na­tional Res­cue Committee

Panel 2:

  • Etant Dupain– Journalist/Community Organizer/Campaign Educator
  • Jon Bougher– Filmmaker/Documentarian, “Bound By Haiti”
  • Dominique Tou­s­saint– Chair, Mobi­lize for Haiti
  • Marie Eramithe Delva– Co-founder/Co-director/Executive Sec­re­tary, KOFAVIV (Com­mis­sion of Women Vic­tims for Victims)
  • Jocie Philisin– Project Coor­di­na­tor, KOFAVIV (Com­mis­sion of Women Vic­tims for Victims)
  • Remarks by the Hon­or­able Don­ald M. Payne (NJ-10)
  • Poem by Keren Charles Dongo, Com­mu­nity Engage­ment Man­ager, ONE
  • Mem­bers of Haiti’s Par­lia­ment will also be in attendance.

What: The Jan­u­ary 2010 earth­quake that rocked Haiti was an inter­na­tional story.  Much has been reported, yet there is still so much to unearth about the after­math of what many deem to be one of the great­est tragedies in his­tory.  Shar­ing the same hemi­sphere as the United States, “Haiti: She’s My Sis­ter” allows the voices of those directly impacted to share their post-earthquake expe­ri­ences, and to explore why US-Haiti rela­tions must strengthen as we approach the two-year anniver­sary of the 2010 earthquake.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
Where: Walter E. Wash­ing­ton Con­ven­tion Center, Room 146-A, Washington, D.C.
When: Wednesday, Sep­tem­ber 21, 2011, 12–2 p.m

Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 22: Haiti: A New Begin­ning, 41st Con­gres­sional Black Cau­cus Foun­da­tion (CBCF) Annual Leg­isla­tive Conference

The panel will dis­cuss oppor­tu­ni­ties in Haiti in the rebuild­ing effort. They will also dis­cuss in detail issues regard­ing eco­nomic, phys­i­cal, and social issues after the tragic earthquake.

Co-Hosted by:

  • Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Fredricka Wilson
  • Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Yvette Clarke
  • Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Meeks
  • Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Waters
  • Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Payne

Panel 1:

  • Mar­cia Dyson — Rev­erend, We Advance An Hait­ian Women’s Orga­ni­za­tion in Cite Soleil, Haiti
  • Mark Weis­brot, Co-Director, Cen­ter for Eco­nomic and Pol­icy Research
  • Nic­hole Lee, Pres­i­dent, Trans Africa
  • Jaque­line Charles, The Miami Herald’s Caribbean Correspondent
Mod­er­ated by:

Ron Daniels, Pres­i­dent, Insti­tute of the Black World 21st Century

Also Invited:

St. Aubin Marie Andre, Orig­i­nal co-founder of Hait­ian Min­istry of Women’s Affairs; Direc­tor if Action­Aid Haiti Math­urin Ger­ald, Direc­tor of CROSE (Regional Coali­tion of South­east NGOs–Coordination Regionale des ONGs de Sud­est); late 1990s Min­is­ter of Agriculture.What: The Jan­u­ary 2010 earth­quake that rocked Haiti was an inter­na­tional story.  Much has been reported, yet there is still so much to unearth about the after­math of what many deem to be one of the great­est tragedies in his­tory.  Shar­ing the same hemi­sphere as the United States, “Haiti: She’s My Sis­ter” allows the voices of those directly impacted to share their post-earthquake expe­ri­ences, and to explore why US-Haiti rela­tions must strengthen as we approach the two-year anniver­sary of the 2010 earth­quake. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!Where: Wal­ter E. Wash­ing­ton Con­ven­tion Center, Room 209-A, Washington, D.C.

When: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011: 4–5 pm

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