A unique technology-enabled discussion between human rights lawyer Brian Concannon and author Edwidge Danticat.
The forced departure of tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic is both a tragedy and an opportunity.
Edwidge and Brian will discuss the humanitarian crisis and its deep-rooted causes, as well as the promising movement – fueled by social media and new models of human rights advocacy– to address both the crisis and its underlying causes.
Brian Concannon, Jr. is a lawyer who directs the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti. Mr. Concannon is an O’Donnell Visiting Educator this Spring
Edwidge Danticat is an author and human rights activist and was this year’s Summer Read author.
This event is sponsored by Ashton J. and Virginia Graham O’Donnell Endowed Chair in Global Studies and the President’s Office.
Olin Hall, Olin 130
920 E Isaacs
Walla Walla, WA
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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