We have some exciting news: Dr. Ricardo Seitenfus, a Brazilian diplomat and scholar with substantial high-level experience in Haiti, will be in Boston next week. IJDH and some of our collaborators are taking advantage of Professor Seitenfus’ visit to organize an event on Monday evening (4/8). Guilty but Not Responsible?: The UN, Haiti & Cholera Monday, April 8th from 7:00pm-9:00pm 65 Forsyth Street Boston | Northeastern University Dockser Hall | Room 240 Dr. Ricardo Seitenfus will discuss his latest book, The United Nations, and Cholera in Haiti: Guilty but Not Responsible? Professor Seitenfus advised the Haitian government on its cholera response, and led the Organization of American States mission to Haiti in 2010-2011. He will be joined by Patrick Sylvain, a Haitian-American poet, social and literary critic, lecturer in African and African American Studies at Brandeis University, and faculty member […]
Under the umbrella of Haitian Americans United (HAU), Haitians and their allies rallied outside of Boston City Hall denouncing Trump’s disparaging comments regarding Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries. The Trump administration recently terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for both Salvadorans and Haitians. Local elected officials, as well as Senator Edward Markey (D–MA), decried the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s last November decision and vowed to continue to fight for fair and just immigration policy that keeps families together. Read the article HERE. Haitian-Americans rally for permanent residency, protest Trump’s vulgar remark By: Laney Ruckstuhl, January 26, 2018 Haitian-Americans waved flags from their native country and demanded dignity as they lined the steps of Boston City Hall Friday, rallying against President Trump. Despite chilly weather, more than 100 people gathered for the rally organized by Haitian-Americans United. Around noon, the rally was […]
Art-For-Change Presents: An excerpted performance from the Praxis Stage Production of “For Colored Girls,” on Friday, January 26, 2017, from 6-9 PM. Venue: 155 Washington Street, Dorchester A choreopoem by Ntozake Shange Directed by Dayenne C B Walters Friday, January 26, 2018 Special Guests: City Councilor Ed FLYNN and his wife Kristen FLYNN, and Allissa Latham the new Miss Massachusetts USA
Haitian Community in Boston and Allies Will Rally this Friday to Denounce Trump’s Racist Comments about Haiti
Join the Haitian community and allies in Boston this Friday, Jan 26, 2018, at 12:00 PM in Front of Boston City Hall to denounce President Donald Trump’s use of racist language to describe Haiti, El Salvador and all African countries. Let’s urge Congress to pass legislation to create a permanent solution for Haitian TPS-holders and to keep their families together.
About Us Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) has successfully helped Haitians enforce their human rights since 2004. The Institute partners with Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) to support grassroots struggles for justice in Haiti and in the powerful countries abroad where decisions about Haitians’ rights are often made. IJDH and BAI combine traditional legal strategies with organizing, emerging technology, and public advocacy to address the root causes of instability and poverty in Haiti. We fight for justice with routinely excellent legal work, but also with creativity, humility, inspiration and humor, and a supportive work culture. We effect broad changes with modest resources by nurturing large advocacy networks. 2018 Legal Internship IJDH seeks legal interns to work on advocacy and legal cases, including our groundbreaking work to hold the UN accountable for introducing cholera to Haiti, and other human rights projects on an as-needed basis […]
Over 50,000 Haitian families who have been living in the United States under TPS status could be deported next January if the Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) terminates TPS status for Haiti. Join the Haitian-American Community in Boston on November 5th from 2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. in front of St. Angela Church State House located in Mattapan, MA, to rally in support of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 50,000 Haitians. Get directions