Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

5/19/17: Voyaje – Experience a Taste of Haiti [EVENT]

Join CHES, an organization that supports entrepreneurs in rural Haiti since 2008, in celebrating the Haitian culture and its work! Haitian Chef Stephan Berrouet Durand is coming to town to delight palettes with his unique culinary creations. Notable guests include MA Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry. There will be a chance to experience the products of exciting Haitian businesses such as Les Chocolatier Askanya and artists. Voyaje 2017: Experience a Taste of Haiti – Good food. Good people. Good work. WHEN: Friday, May 19 7:00 PM BRUCE BOLLING BUILDING 2300 Washington Street Boston, MA 02119 Click HERE for more information and to RSVP.

5/10/17: Immigration Forum with Senator Dorcena Forry [EVENT]

Senator Linda Dorcena Forry will gather a panel of area experts to discuss current immigration issues, and how we move forward together. WHEN: Wednesday, May 10 5:30-7:30 PM Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID) 42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122 WHO: Panelists John J. McCarthy – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Marjean Perhot – Refugee & Immigration Services – Catholic Charities of Boston Wadner Oge – Immigration Attorney Anthony Marino – Irish International Immigrant Center An Le – Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Office for Immigrant Advancement William Broderick – Office of Attorney General Maura Healey If you have questions, please call 617-722-1150

What Happened at the Border: Analyzing Previous Interactions with Immigration Authorities and the Impact on Future Relief

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) invites you to a free webinar. The panelists will discuss the consequences of prior orders by the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration Judges; and, immigration or criminal enforcement in illegal entry/reentry. They will identify key questions to ask clients, and review common scenarios to help you understand the law. WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific WHO: The panelists are Jodi Goodwin, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin; Michelle Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez and Associates; and, Erica Schommer, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, St. Mary’s University School of Law. The moderator is Meredith Linsky, Director, Commission on Immigration, American Bar Association. To register, visit Your registration will generate a confirmation email with information on how to join the […]

Webinar on Haitian Asylum Claims

Join IJDH, CGRS Hastings, and Harvard Law’s Immigration Clinic for a webinar on Haitian asylum claims. This webinar is geared towards lawyers but anyone interested in helping is welcome to join. If the webinar is at capacity when you try to join, don’t worry – we will send the recording to registrants afterwards. Register here.

02/24/17: Art-For-Change Black History Conference [EVENT]

Black History Month 2017 in United States of America will start on Wednesday February 1 and will end on Tuesday February 28. To discuss the central role of African Americans in U.S. history, Art-For-Change will host a conference and reception at the Caribbean Art Center. Please join them in participating in this event. The Caribbean Art Center marks Black History Month 2017 with an exhibit of paintings and photographs focusing on black American leaders. WHERE: Caribbean Art Center 155-A Washington Street Dorchester, Boston, MA WHEN: 4:00-8:00 p.m. *Note the time change* Friday, February 24   For more information, contact Jean Sénat Fleury, the Director and Founder, at

02/16/17: Strengthening Haitian – Dominican Relations [EVENT]

Join the DC Afro Latino Caucus in discussing historical facts and current affairs to build trust and create solutions between Haitian/Dominican communities. WHERE: Mount Pleasant Library 3160 16th St, NW Washington, DC 20010 WHEN: 6:30 to 9:00pm Thursday, February 16, 2017   RSVP here.

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