Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

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.

10/27/16 – 10/29/16: International Law Weekend 2016 [EVENT]

The American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA) welcome you to the annual International Law Weekend (ILW) conference in New York City. This exciting event brings together hundreds of practitioners, law professors, members of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and students. The theme of ILW 2016 is “International Law 5.0.” We all know the world is changing at an accelerating rate and those changes pose real challenges for our profession. From technological advances to environmental transformations, international lawyers are forced to confront emerging forces and new scenarios. Even settled principles of law are no longer settled. These tectonic shifts have been felt throughout the geography of international law. Legal professionals at every level – local, national, regional, and international – must change their approaches, indeed their practices, to meet a changing world. Innovation […]

10/22/16: Press Release on Hurricane Matthew Relief Event in Dorchester [EVENT]

October 15, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Massachusetts Haitian American grassroots coalitions organize to respond to Hurricane Matthew Contact: Nesly Metayer (HAU), 617-283-2080 The Haitian Americans United Inc. (HAU) in collaboration with the Haiti Development Institute (HDI), and several community partners are coordinating a concerted response to the level 4 Hurricane that battered Haiti between October 3rd and 4th. Their goal is to respond to the emergent needs of affected communities in the short and long-term, while making sure the voices of the Haitian-American diaspora are included in the reconstruction effort. Hurricane Matthew dealt a severe blow to Haiti’s already weakened and fragile infrastructure, leaving a disastrous trail of flooded cities and towns and displaced residents who are facing major public health challenges, particularly in the Southern part of the country. Close to two weeks after the powerful storm first made […]

10/21/16 – 10/22/16: Health and Human Rights Conference: Conflict, Security, and Health [EVENT]

The Queen’s Health and Human Rights Conference has run annually for the past 15 years, and is wholly student-organized. We host a range of students, faculty and community members creating an interdisciplinary learning environment. In the past, we have welcomed speakers such as Samantha Nutt, the Hon. Charlie Angus, Albert Schumacher, Jacalyn Duffin, Beverley Chalmers, and many more. In 2010, the conference was awarded the Queen’s University Human Rights Initiative Award.   WHERE: School of Medicine Building, Queen’s University 15 Arch St. Kingston, Ontario Canada, k7l3n6 WHEN: Friday, October 21st: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday, October 22nd: 8:45 am – 3:00 pm   Click HERE for the program brochure and registration.

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 […]

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