Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Let’s Celebrate Haitian Flag Day with the Haitian Community in Rhode Island on May 18

Join the Haitian community in Rhode Island on May 18that the State House to celebrate Haitian Flag Day as part of the celebration of Haitian Heritage Month. Headlining the event are guest speakers Brian Concannon, the Executive Director of Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and Haitian artist and media personality Charlot Lucien. The speakers will discuss Haiti’s undisputable contribution to global freedom and democracy, including the United States; the fight against President Trump’s disastrous immigration policy that threatens the lives of thousands of Haitians who have been residing in the U.S. for the past eight years or so. When: May 18th at 5:00 PM, Where: Governors Room I, State House, 82 Smith St. Providence, RI.

Join Haitian Community in Boston to Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month

In 1998, the Haitian community in Boston celebrated their Haitian heritage and became the first Haitian diaspora community in the United States to hold such ceremony in memory of their ancestors.  Today, Haitians across the U.S. honor their ancestors and celebrate Haiti’s contribution to the global freedom and democracy throughout May. According to Wikipedia, “Haitian Heritage Month was first celebrated in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1998. Tele Kreyol, one of the Boston Haitian Access Television programs, celebrated the whole month of May with a series of programs on Haitian history, culture, and contributions to the world. The month-long celebration has continued with such activities as parades, flag raisings, and exhibits organized by Haitian-AmericansUnited, Inc. (H.A.U.) in collaboration with several Haitian organizations in the New England area.

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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