Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

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.

Join the Haitian-American Community in Boston to Rally in Support of TPS  Extension for Haitians

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

10/22/16: Press Release on Hurricane Matthew Relief Event in Dorchester [EVENT]

October 15, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Massachusetts Haitian American grassroots coalitions organize to respond to Hurricane Matthew Contact: Nesly Metayer (HAU), 617-283-2080 The Haitian Americans United Inc. (HAU) in collaboration with the Haiti Development Institute (HDI), and several community partners are coordinating a concerted response to the level 4 Hurricane that battered Haiti between October 3rd and 4th. Their goal is to respond to the emergent needs of affected communities in the short and long-term, while making sure the voices of the Haitian-American diaspora are included in the reconstruction effort. Hurricane Matthew dealt a severe blow to Haiti’s already weakened and fragile infrastructure, leaving a disastrous trail of flooded cities and towns and displaced residents who are facing major public health challenges, particularly in the Southern part of the country. Close to two weeks after the powerful storm first made […]

Haitian Americans United Inc. and partner organizations define a common platform to bring help to Haiti.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nesly Metayer (HAU): 617-283-2080 Boston, October 8, 2016 – Haitian Americans United Inc. and partner organizations define a common platform to bring help to Haiti. The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (HAU) in partnership with the Haiti Development Institute (HDI), GRAHN-USA, and other non-profit agencies have decided to create a common platform to bring relief to Haiti in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. After deliberation by sixty Haitian leaders from all walks of life, we have arrived at this resolution with the conviction that Haitian Americans must respond to this crisis: 1. A Coordination Committee is created to oversee the collection of funds, the definition of priorities for short- and long-term action, and the disbursement process of the collected funds. This Committee is formed at least of the following members: a. A representative of the Haitian Americans […]


Boston! This Saturday, March 14, 2015, come discuss the current tensions between Haiti and the Dominican Republic and its effects on the diaspora population. 2015 HAITI DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SITUATION FORUM What: A talk with Edwin Paraison, Former Minister of Haitians Living Abroad (MHVE) President of Zile Foundation in the Dominican Republic INVITE FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES Overview of the current situation of Haitians in the DR Latest efforts in the Diaspora Role of regional organizations such as OAS Identifying human rights allies in the DR and other nations How Diaspora members, leaders and allies can assist? Donations for children of late Harry Claude Jean in DR Questions and Answers When: Saturday March 14, 5-8 PM Where: Sant Bèlvi, 6 Frontenac St, Dorchester MA Coordinated by: Haitian Americans United Inc (HAU) Groupe de reflexion et d’action pour une Haiti nouvelle (GRAHN-USA NE branch) […]

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