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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
- 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
- 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.
- Representative Fredricka Wilson
- Representative Yvette Clarke
- Representative Meeks
- Representative Waters
- Representative Payne
- 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
Ron Daniels, President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century
When: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011: 4–5 pm