Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia Hurricane Matthew Town Hall Meeting

HPP has been meeting with several groups supporting immediate initiatives to address needs. In addition, HPP has met with and decided to link with three other Haitian organizations to ensure that supports are considered and planned for the long haul as well as for the here and now. It is estimated that Haiti’s damaged lands, vegetation and animal life will require 1-2 years to address; hopeful estimations with the understanding that financial support and strategic planning are in place. Well, HPP along with these other groups, want to hear from you about what should be done. They do not want to just share what was done during the earthquake and what you all feel should occur. They also want to know if you are willing to provide aid (financial or otherwise). WHERE: Ebenezer Haitian Baptist Church 258-60 East Roosevelt Blvd., (corner of B […]

Discuss Hurricane Matthew Relief with Two Haitian Mayors [EVENT]

Fellow Haitians and friends of Haiti, Many of you have seen the devastation that hurricane Matthew caused during its passage through the southern part of Haiti. Today we write you with our hearts full of sadness and worries for our homeland.  “In unity there is strength, ‘l’union fait la force “.  We must rally  to form a chain of solidarity to bring much needed support to the population in dire needs. Fondasyon Mapou and 1804 Institute, two Haitian American organizations that promote sustainable development and Haiti’s cultures around the world invite you to a conference call on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:00pm (Eastern Time). Conference call Access Telephone number: 712-432-3447 Access code: 172344# It is a chance to dialogue with local elected officials from Petit-Goave and Baraderes and other possible members of the Haitian government. You will get first-hand […]

Discuss Haiti Cholera and Hurricane Response with Massachusetts Senators [EVENT]

Senator Ed Markey just returned from a trip to Haiti to observe the hurricane response, and now he wants to hear from all of us. This Friday, State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry will host a panel at the State House on cholera and the response to Hurricane Matthew. This is also an opportunity to urge Senator Markey to do more for Haiti. Eyes on Haiti: A conversation about cholera and disaster response When: 1-2:30pm on Friday, October 14 Where: Massachusetts State House room 428 Who: Senator Ed Markey, Massachusetts Brian Concannon, IJDH Executive Director Whether or not you can attend, please share this post or the Boston Haitian Reporter notice with anyone you know who cares about Haiti.

“Father Joseph” Screening at The Boston Foundation

Join the Haiti Development Institute, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, The Boston Foundation, and the Raising Haiti Initiative for a film screening, Q&A and reception. WHERE: The Boston Foundation 75 Arlington Street #1000 Boston, MA 02116 WHEN: 6pm Friday October 7, 2016 WHO: Father Joseph Philippe – Founder of Fonkoze, the Peasant Association of Fondwa and the University of Fondwa Jeff Kaufman – Director/Producer of “Father Joseph” Brian Concannon Jr. – Executive Director of Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti Pierre Noel – Director of Haiti Development Institute Marcia Ross – Producer of “Father Joseph” Maggi Alexander (Moderator) – Director of the Center for Global Philanthropy   Click HERE for more info, and to RSVP.

4th Annual Conference on the State of Haitian Americans in Massachusetts [EVENT]

Attend this forum for Haitians and Haitian-Americans to discuss the socio-economic and political issues that impact the Haitian community and set a unifying community development agenda for the next twelve months. Hosted by The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) and its partners. WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:30am to 1pm WHERE: Kay Pam 6 Livingston Street Dorchester, MA 02124   Click HERE for more information.

Haiti: Forging a Pathway to Prosperity [EVENT]

IJDH Executive Director Brian Concannon will participate in this panel discussion on Capitol Hill. WHAT: This issue forum will focus on the efforts to support and build the Haitian economy and community, with an emphasis on housing, education and economic development.  Featuring experts from non-governmental organizations, the advocacy community and the Haitian and U.S. governments, the program will move beyond politics to address how the nation can continue on its path road to recovery and development.   *Moderator: Dr. Ron Daniels, President, Haiti Support Project (Confirmed) The Honorable Paul Altidor, Ambassador of Haiti to the United States 9Confirmed) The Honorable Simon Dieuseul Desras, Haiti, Minister of Environment (Confirmed) Ms. Georgette Mulheir, CEO, Lumos Foundation (Confirmed) Mr. Chad Bissonette, Roots of Development (Confirmed) Mr. Brian Concannon Jr., Executive Director, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (Confirmed) Dr. Alix Cantave, Haiti Program Officer, Kellogg Foundation (Pending) WHERE: DC Convention Center – Room 140A […]

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