Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

11/14/16: Taking the UN and the World Bank to Court [EVENT]

Taking the UN and the World Bank to Court: The Human Rights Impact of Immunity for International Organizations Lawsuits seeking to hold the United Nations liable for the devastating cholera outbreak in Haiti and to compel the International Finance Corporation to redress health problems and lost livelihoods caused by a coal plant it funded in India have faced dismissal on grounds of immunity. The UN’s refusal to acknowledge its legal responsibility for the epidemic and the IFC’s reluctance to own up to its role in social and environmental harms have called into question the justifications for insulating these institutions from judicial process, particularly in absence of adequate, alternative remedies. These cases also have spurred creative thinking about what non-judicial remedies might look like and prompted debates about the role of alternative grievance procedures, such as the accountability mechanism at the […]

11/12/16: 1804 List Induction Ceremony & Reception [EVENT]

The Haitian Roundtable presents its 4th annual 1804 List Event, named in honor of Haiti’s year of independence, recognizing 25 Haitian-American Changemakers and 5 Ones To Watch who are thought leaders, trailblazers, rising stars or unsung heroes who, through their deeds and accomplishments, have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community. IJDH collaborators Alix Cantave, Charlot Lucien and Nancy Morisseau are among the honorees. WHEN: Saturday November 12, 2016 6 – 11pm WHERE: MIST: My Image Studios 46 W 116th St New York, NY 10026   Click HERE for more info and to purchase tickets.

11/05/16 – 01/21/17: US Citizenship and Immigration Services Info Sessions at Boston Public Libraries [EVENT]

If you need information about immigration benefits, forms or low-cost legal services, don’t miss one of USCIS’ information sessions at the Boston Public Library branches through January 20, 2017. There are several at the Copley Branch and a few more at branches in Dorchester, Mattapan, East Boston and Fields Corner.   Click HERE for the neighborhood branches flyer. Click HERE for the Copley flyer.  

11/05/16 – 11/06/16: 6th Annual Haiti Movie Awards [EVENT]

Join the Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc. in celebrating Haitian talent at the 2016 Haiti Movie Awards. The event will have four parts: -Pre-event Dinner (Saturday, Nov 5th: 7pm – 10pm) -Red Carpet Ceremony (Sunday, Nov 6th: 6pm – 7pm ) -Awards Ceremony (Sunday, Nov 6th: 7:15pm – 9:30pm) -After Party (Sunday, Nov 6th: 10pm- 1am) WHERE: John Hancock Hall 180 Berkeley Street Boston, MA Early bird VIP tickets are $100. Early bird general admission tickets are $40.   Click HERE for more information.

11/04/16: Story Slam Fundraiser for Haiti/Hurricane Matthew [EVENT]

Join Haitian Americans United, Inc. (HAU) for some good old storytelling/riddles with storytellers Charlot Lucien and Andrea Lovett, and help to raise funds for hurricane Matthew’s victims. Andrea and friends were there after the 2010 earthquake, sharing Haitian stories and helping raise funds to buy art supplies for Jacmel artists. Some of the paintings that came out of this effort will be sold as well. Thanks to long-term partner Brockton Arts for hosting! Proceeds to go to HAU and partners. So, bring yourselves, the kids, some good laughter and a $10 donation; Crazy Uncle Bouki, slick Ti Malis (characters in Haitian stories) to join in Haitian Creole as well. Please invite others! WHERE: 33 Dover Street Brockton, MA WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2016 7pm   Click HERE for more info and RSVP.

11/04/16: UPR: Improving Human Rights in Haiti After Hurricane Matthew [EVENT]

WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2016 1:00 pm WHERE: Room XXII Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland   Click HERE for the flyer.

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