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Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts (HAAM) Releases their Artbook ‘Migrating Colors: Haitian Arts in New England’ on January 12

  To commemorate the 8th Anniversary of Haiti’s Jan. 12 Earthquake, JEBCA Editions is pleased to announce the release of the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts (HAAM) artbook Migrating Colors: Haitian Arts in New England featuring the artworks of 30 Haitian artists living in New England. Several pages of the book pay tribute to Haitian artists from the city of Jacmel, Haiti, and the survivors of Haiti’s January 12 Earthquake of 2010. The event will take place on Friday, January 12 at 4 P.M. in the Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery, located at the Boston City Hall, it is a symbolic remembrance of the earthquake that killed more than 230,000 people.  Several dignitaries, including the Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh, and artists featured in the book are scheduled to attend the reception. Click HERE more details.

Charlot Lucien: Tough Times, but We Are Still Winning

Dear friends, For many years, I have been a supporter of Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and I am proud to continue to support its advocacy and legal work for a just and democratic Haiti. I hope you feel the same way. As a native of Haiti, a media personality and engaged community member in the Haitian-American community in the United States, I have witnessed the work of IJDH closely, particularly in the areas of social justice and in its advocacy for fair immigration policies. I have followed IJDH’s work to hold the United Nations accountable for its role in spreading the cholera epidemic in Haiti. When IJDH and the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) took on the cholera case seven years ago, I was for sure skeptical about the outcome. Today, thanks to their advocacy and […]

Activists Force UN to Apologize for Cholera

Activists in Haiti and Boston won a victory when outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued an apology. In Boston, Charlot Lucien and others collected signatures to deliver to the UN, and others demonstrated at UN headquarters. Executive Director Brian Concannon said BAI’s office in Haiti applauded Ki-moon’s apology, “the sincerity was enough to trump the fact that [the apology] was limited.” Concannon and Haitian activists will continue to keep the UN accountable for its new water and sanitation initiative, which “needs to be fully funded and well executed.” The Boston Globe staff writer Adrian Walker advocates compensation for Haitian victims’ families. Read the original article HERE. Cholera activists force an apology the UN didn’t want to issue by Adrian Walker, Boston Globe December 5th, 2016 Charlot Lucien has been trying to get the United Nations to apologize for years. Like […]

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