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Mario Joseph Receives Honorary Degree from Moravian College

MORAVIAN COLLEGE NEWS For Immediate Release Contact Michael Wilson, Public Relations 610-861-1365 • Haitian Human Rights Attorney Mario Joseph to Present Film and Discussion at Moravian College Joseph to receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Moravian College Bethlehem, Pa., January 20, 2016—Moravian College will bestow an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree to Mario Joseph, widely regarded as Haiti’s leading human rights lawyer, on Tuesday, February 9.  Joseph will present a film; “Baseball in the Time of Cholera,” at 7 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium (Haupert Union Building) and lead a discussion along with Brian Concannon, executive director, Institute for Justice & Democracy, Haiti. The honorary degree will be conferred at the conclusion of a program. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free of charge. Joseph has led the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Port-au-Prince […]

How Can You Help with Cholera Advocacy

Half-Hour for Haiti Action Alert: Thursday September 18, 2014 Help spread the word: It’s been almost 4 years and still no UN accountability Be Part of the Solu­tion for Haiti: Make a Dif­fer­ence a Half Hour at a time 9/18/2014 Dear Friend, Thank you so much if you attended yesterday’s conference call on cholera justice. We had a lively conversation about the history and status of the ongoing legal case and how it advances the goal of UN accountability. We also heard about upcoming opportunities for advocacy. If you missed it, dial (712) 432-1219 and follow the instructions using Meeting ID 416-399-999 and Reference Number 2 to listen.* As promised, here’s how you can help us advocate for justice: Take Action! The cholera epidemic was brought to Haiti by UN peacekeepers in 2010, shortly after an earthquake already devastated the country. The […]

Help Haiti Through the Cholera Lawsuit

Although billions were pledged and many promises were made to Haiti immediately after the 2010 earthquake, there’s not much to show for it.  For those still looking to help, this article recommends supporting the cholera lawsuit against the UN. Douz Janvye Pooja Bhatia, Ozy January 11, 2014 Tomorrow marks four years since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, killed an unknown number of people and left the capital city, Port-au-Prince, in shambles. I was there — before, during and after the quake — and, like many other returned expats, I have no idea what to do with myself on douz janvyè. (That’s Haitian Kreyol for the 12th of January.) It’s an awful day to remember, but forgetting would feel wrong, even if I were able. How to mark the day? Minutes after the ground stopped shaking, messages came in from my friends abroad. […]

Host a Screening of “Baseball in the Time of Cholera” TODAY

Please join IJDH in supporting the fight for justice for Haiti’s cholera victims. WHERE: Any­where you want! Your liv­ing room, the­ater, church base­ment, etc. WHEN: Anytime that works for you! WHY: To raise money to help peo­ple in Haiti get clean water, jus­tice and compensation, and an apol­ogy to restore their dig­nity.  To keep the Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux and Insti­tute for Jus­tice & Democ­racy in Haiti legal team fight­ing on the front lines to stop Haiti’s cholera epidemic. HOW: Please email We’ll send you a DVD of Base­ball in the Time of Cholera, a 28 minute, com­pelling film about the cholera epi­demic that fea­tures inspir­ing footage of BAI’s Mario Joseph. We will include a spe­cial video mes­sage from Mario to screen­ing guests, sug­gested dis­cus­sion ques­tions and back­ground mate­ri­als about the cholera case. Click HERE to down­load the Flyer (PDF) 

Stand up for Justice for Haitian Cholera Victims

Alok Pokharel, Boston Haitian Reporter Mar 14, 2013 On March 23, 2013, the Boston Haiti community will have an opportunity to join and amplify the fight for justice for Haiti’s cholera victims by participating in an event organized by the Boston-based Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) from 5-7 p.m. at Mildred Avenue Middle School, 5 Mildred Avenue in Mattapan. The event will screen the award-winning film ‘Baseball in the Time of Cholera,’ followed by a panel discussion moderated by Charlot Lucien, a Haitian journalist, professor and artist. The panel will feature a diverse range of community leaders: Marie St. Fleur, Esq., Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s Chief of Advocacy and Strategic Investments; State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry; Jean Ford Figaro, M.D., Health Education Coordinator at Boston Medical Center; and Brian Concannon, Jr. Esq., Director of IJDH. ‘Baseball in the […]

Bring the Fight for Justice for Haiti’s Cholera Victims to Your Living Room

Please join IJDH volunteers throughout North America in supporting the fight for justice for Haiti’s cholera victims by hosting a screening of the award-winning film Baseball in the Time of Cholera. The screening can be in your living room, a theater or a church basement, anytime in December, January or February. You can invite a few friends or the broader community. All we ask is that you ask your guests to financially support the work of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti on behalf of 15,000 victims of cholera. Even better, commit to a screening as part of  “Giving Tuesday 2012.” Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving that encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations throughout the “Giving Season.” You’ll help keep the BAI and IJDH legal team fighting on the front lines to stop […]

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