Bonswa! Kouman ou ye? Good evening. Chapo ba– a tip of the hat, to Bernard Georges and New Bridges for Haitian Success for organizing such a wonderful event. On behalf of everyone at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, I would like to congratulate the Haitian Community of Rhode Island, and all Haitians, in Haiti and abroad, on the 215thanniversary of the creation of the Haitian Flag, and on the 214 years of independence that the flag represents. I am a human rights activist, and I believe that along with Haitians, everyone who cares about human rights should celebrate May 18. Because Haitians were the original founders of the Human Rights movement. Haitians were the first to make human rights apply to everyone, to make them universal. The French proclaimed “liberté, egalité, fraternité” 14 years before the Congress […]
The Flag of Freedom: IJDH’s Executive Director Addresses Haitian community in Rhode Island On the 215th Anniversary of Haitian Flag
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.