Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Join IJDH’s Nicole Phillips For A Live Teleconference From Port-au-Prince Tomorrow 3/7

Join IJDH’s staff attorney, Nicole Phillips, for a live teleconference from Port-au-Prince on Thursday, March 7, with an update from the Duvalier hearings. No one thought former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, who was in exile for 25 years, would face criminal charges for fraud and political violence.  But under court order, Duvalier testified last week before dozens of journalists and victims in a packed court room of Haiti’s Court of Appeals. The court reconvenes March 7 to hear testimony from Duvalier’s victims about the human rights abuses such as torture and false imprisonment they suffered at the hands of the government. Nicole will be talking about the hearing and other recent developments in the case.  Come with your questions for the question and answer section. Date: Thursday, March 7, 5-6 pm ET (2-3 pm PT) Conference call number:  641 715 3200 code […]

Haiti, Three Years after the Earth­quake: The Time for Account­abil­ity by Haiti Advo­cacy Work­ing Group

Feb­ru­ary 4–6, 2013, Washington, DC   Haiti, Three Years after the Earth­quake: The Time for Account­abil­ity by Haiti Advo­cacy Work­ing Group   2013 presents itself as a time of reck­on­ing, an oppor­tu­nity to assess the impact of the last three years, based on the prin­ci­ples of account­abil­ity, trans­parency, gov­er­nance, inclu­sion, par­tic­i­pa­tion, and consultation. How did the plans envi­sioned take into the account the needs of the major­ity of Haitians who are poor and vulnerable? How were their voices included in the process of recon­struc­tion and development? What was the impact of the pro­grams and projects imple­mented on the major­ity of Haitians? The Haiti Advo­cacy Work­ing Group is ask­ing you to save the date for dis­cus­sions around the 3rd Com­mem­o­ra­tion of the earth­quake in Haiti. Please join us as we host a series of panel dis­cus­sions on agri­cul­ture, hous­ing, and women rights, with grass­roots part­ners from Haiti, […]

Book Sign­ing and dis­cus­sion by Jonathan Katz

Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 30, 2013 Boston, MA   Book Sign­ing and dis­cus­sion by Jonathan Katz   Inter­ested in Global Health or Inter­na­tional Human­i­tar­i­an­ism? Join us on Jan­u­ary 30th for a book sign­ing by Jonathan Katz. Mr. Katz is a for­mer Asso­ci­ated Press cor­re­spon­dent and edi­tor, and was the only full-time Amer­i­can news cor­re­spon­dent sta­tioned in Haiti dur­ing the Jan­u­ary 2010 earth­quake. His book The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Dis­as­ter addresses the postquake human­i­tar­ian aid in Haiti. The book sign­ing will be fol­lowed by a panel dis­cus­sion about postquake aid response and the emer­gence of cholera fol­low­ing the earth­quake.  When: January 30th, 2013 at 6pm Where: Ticknor Lounge, Har­vard Uni­ver­sity Boyslton Hall Pan­elists: Jonathan Katz, author of “The Big Truck that Went by: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster” Rishi […]

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 […]

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