Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Montreal premieres of ‘Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?’ & ‘Baseball In The Time Of Cholera’

January, 21, 2013   Montreal premieres of ‘Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?’ & ‘Baseball In The Time Of Cholera’ Co-presented by: Cinema Politica Concordia, Canada Haiti Action Network, Rézistans Haïtienne When: Monday, January 21, 7 pm Where: Room H-110, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QC Cost: Suggested donation $2-5 This special screening will feature a panel discussion following the film with special guests: * Jennie Walker (co- producer of ‘Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?) * Marie-Célie Agnant (Haitian writer, poet, novelist and political rights advocate) * Didier Berry (filmmaker, sociologist and activist with MBETV.com).  HAITI: WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?  A doc that asks the pivotal question—why did so much money buy so little relief? And why are so many still living in squalor? SYNOPSIS:  In the United States alone, half of all households gave a total of $1.4 billion to charities, yet […]

Informational Session on H-2A and H-2B visas

What:  U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, in partnership with U.S. Department of Labor, would like to extend an invitation to the Haitian community to learn more about the H-2A and H-2B programs. These programs allow U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill either temporary agricultural jobs or temporary non-agricultural jobs. This informational session will focus on the specific conditions that an employer must meet when filing for temporary labor certification pursuant to H-2A and H-2B regulations. Where: John F. Kennedy Federal Building,   Government Center Conference Room 275-B,   Boston, MA When:  July 11, 2012,  10:00 AM Click HERE to Down­load event Flyer (pdf)

JOIN us Friday, February 3 for book launch of Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake

What: The New England book launch of Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake.  This new release offers a new narrative on Haiti – with over 40 essays by the voices of Haiti themselves – scholars, journalists and activists. New England is also well-represented in this collection, including two essays from Boston Haitian Reporter editors — see Boston Globe piece. WHO : Manolia Charlotin,     Editor & Business Manager, Boston Haitian Reporter Brian Concannon,     Director of the Institute of Justice & Democracy in Haiti Valerie Kaussen,     Associate Professor, University of Missouri Jane Regan, Multimedia Journalist currently teaching journalism in Haiti Mark Schuller, Assistant Professor, York College (CUNY) Patrick Sylvain,     Haitian Language & Culture Instructor, Brown University When: Friday, February 3rd 6:30pm Where: Starr Auditorium | Harvard Kennedy School of Government 79 John F. Kennedy Street (2nd floor of the Belfer Building – enter from Eliot st) Cambridge, MA 02138 RSVP: Visit Facebook or […]

Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation Invites You to a Special Conversation with Mario Joseph, Managing Attorney at the BAI

Human Rights in Haiti Please join us next Thursday evening from 5:30-7pm at the Boston Foundation, to hear IJDH Haitian affiliate, the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI)’s Managing Attorney, Mario Joseph, speak about human rights in Haiti. This exciting event is sponsored by one of IJDH-BAI’s key supporters and partners, the Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation, who we cannot thank enough for their help in fighting for the rights of Haiti’s poor majority. Hope to see you there! Thursday, October 27, 2011 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Boston Foundation 75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor, Boston Please RSVP to Laura McConaghy at laura.mcconaghy@tbf.org or 617-338-267 no later than Monday, October 24, 2011.

IJDH-BAI Co-Sponsored Event: Panel Discussion with Human Rights Legal Experts on Gender-based Violence in Haiti

Combating Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Post-Disaster Haiti: Utilizing the Commitment of Security Council Resolution 1325 Follow live twitter coverage: #UPR and @ijdh More than a year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the government of Haiti, the United Nations, and the international community have failed to effectively respond to gender-based violence against Haitian women and girls living in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. The panel seeks to highlight the continuing problem of violence against women and girls in Haiti in the post-disaster context, to address the challenges that lie ahead, for example, forced evictions at the hands of the Haitian Government with its acquiescence that devastate communities in combating this epidemic, as well as possible contributions that can lead to its alleviation and eventual eradication. Speakers in legal experts in the areas of human rights advocacy […]

Boston Office Opening Event

Many thanks to those of you who helped celebrate our office opening on September 14! The evening was a great success, with over 80 people in attendance, delicious Haitian rum punch, pikliz and more, served and prepared by our amazing team of IJDH interns and volunteers. The celebration featured some inspiring speeches from: Manolia Charlotin, Boston Haitian Reporter Editor; Marie St. Fleur, Esq., Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s Chief of Advocacy and Strategic Investment; Wadner Oge,Esq., IJDH volunteer; Rob Broggi, IJDH board member; and our very own Brian Concannon, Esq., IJDH Director. We were thrilled to share the evening with so many of our supporters, partners, and members of the Haitian community. The entire IJDH team is grateful for such a warm welcoming to Boston! For those of you who were not able to attend, we are sorry we missed you […]

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