Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Can’t Miss This! Join Us in Boston for an Engaging Panel on the UN & Its Cholera Epidemic on Tuesday!

The United Nations and Cholera in Haiti: Guilty but Not Responsible Tuesday, April 9th from 12:00pm-12:50pm 1585 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge | Harvard University| Wasserstein Hall | Room 2009 Dr. Ricardo Seitenfus will discuss his book, followed by a discussion with panelists, Elizabeth Campa, Senior Health and Policy Advisor for Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante and IJDH’s Brian Concannon. Liana Rosenkrantz Woskie, Assistant Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute’s Strategic Initiative on Quality will moderate. All are welcome to participate and learn more about the political, cultural, medical, and legal questions that have emerged in the years since the initial outbreak of cholera in 2010. Your questions will be most welcome!

Join us for a panel discussion on cholera accountability at Northeastern University School of Law!

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 […]

2016 Events Commemorating Haiti’s 2010 Earthquake

Tour de Quisqueya | January 9-18 | Port Salut, Haiti Haiti Cultural Night – The Whistler | January 9 at 5:30 PM | St. Columba Catholic Church: 6401 San Pablo Ave. Oakland, CA 94608 Worship Service & Haiti Earthquake Commemoration | January 10 at 11am | 1313 Bristol Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Memoirs of the Diaspora Art & Cultural Exhibit | January 10 at 4pm | Queens Museum: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368 Protest outside the Clinton Foundation | January 12 at noon | 1271 6th Ave – Avenue of the Americas Haiti Earthquake 6th Anniversary March and Vigil | January 12 at 4:30pm | N. Miami Avenue and 62 Street (in front of the statue of Toussaint L’Ouverture) The Haitian Coalition January 12, 2016 Commemoration Vigil | January 12 at 5pm | Tufts University, Medford, MA Community forum to remember […]

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 […]

Informational Session on H-2A and H-2B visas

What:  U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, in partnership with U.S. Department of Labor, would like to extend an invitation to the Haitian community to learn more about the H-2A and H-2B programs. These programs allow U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill either temporary agricultural jobs or temporary non-agricultural jobs. This informational session will focus on the specific conditions that an employer must meet when filing for temporary labor certification pursuant to H-2A and H-2B regulations. Where: John F. Kennedy Federal Building,   Government Center Conference Room 275-B,   Boston, MA When:  July 11, 2012,  10:00 AM Click HERE to Down­load event Flyer (pdf)

JOIN us Friday, February 3 for book launch of Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake

What: The New England book launch of Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake.  This new release offers a new narrative on Haiti – with over 40 essays by the voices of Haiti themselves – scholars, journalists and activists. New England is also well-represented in this collection, including two essays from Boston Haitian Reporter editors — see Boston Globe piece. WHO : Manolia Charlotin,     Editor & Business Manager, Boston Haitian Reporter Brian Concannon,     Director of the Institute of Justice & Democracy in Haiti Valerie Kaussen,     Associate Professor, University of Missouri Jane Regan, Multimedia Journalist currently teaching journalism in Haiti Mark Schuller, Assistant Professor, York College (CUNY) Patrick Sylvain,     Haitian Language & Culture Instructor, Brown University When: Friday, February 3rd 6:30pm Where: Starr Auditorium | Harvard Kennedy School of Government 79 John F. Kennedy Street (2nd floor of the Belfer Building – enter from Eliot st) Cambridge, MA 02138 RSVP: Visit Facebook or […]

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