Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Help­ing Haiti Ham­mer Forums

March 13, 2013, Los Ange­les, CA   Help­ing Haiti Ham­mer Forums When: Wednes­day March 13th, 2013 7:30pm Where: 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Ange­les, CA 90024 Three years after the dev­as­tat­ing earth­quake that took 300,000 lives and left over one mil­lion Haitians home­less, we assess the wan­ing inter­na­tional response to the ongo­ing human­i­tar­ian cri­sis in the hemisphere’s poor­est coun­try with author Amy Wilentz, who has writ­ten a num­ber of books about Haiti includ­ing her lat­est, Farewell Fred Voodoo: A Let­ter From Haiti. Join­ing her is Haitian-born doc­tor Henri Ford and Hait­ian human rights attor­ney Mario Joseph. Ford is chief of surgery at Children’s Hos­pi­tal Los Ange­les and vice dean for Med­ical Edu­ca­tion at the Keck School of Med­i­cine at USC. Fol­low­ing the 2010 earth­quake, Dr. Ford returned to Haiti to pro­vide med­ical assis­tance to earth­quake vic­tims. Joseph leads the Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux (BAI) in Port-au-Prince, which rep­re­sents polit­i­cal pris­on­ers, poor peo­ple, and vic­tims […]

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  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)

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