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BAI/IJDH Work Means Hope for Justice in Haiti

A great opinion piece by the Salem State student who introduced Mario and Brian at the Salem Award ceremony of March 23, 2014. Kinnflo, the student, talks about why Mario’s and Brian’s advocacy and legal work is so important for Haiti, particularly for cholera victims. Column: Unfinished business in Haiti Kinnflo Michel, The Salem News March 31, 2014 As a Haitian-American, born in the Haitian countryside of Jeremie, I recently had the privilege of sharing in the introduction of this year’s recipients of the Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice: Brian Concannon and Mario Joseph. In honoring the advocacy work and accomplishments these two men have done on behalf of my fellow countrymen, I was reminded of how much still lies ahead for Haitians to truly achieve democracy and social justice. The world took note of the plight […]

Brian Concannon & Mario Joseph Hailed “Heroes” in Salem

This article describes the Salem Award ceremony of March 23, including Brian and Mario’s presentation, background on the two, and dignitaries present at the ceremony. Salem Award honors Haitian heroes Tom Dalton, The Salem News March 24, 2014 SALEM — Two lawyers who have taken on everyone from military strongmen to the United Nations in their fight for the poor of Haiti were honored yesterday with the 22nd annual Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice. Mario Joseph and Brian Concannon received the award in an afternoon ceremony before a packed ballroom at the Hawthorne Hotel. “Mario and Brian are the most courageous, persistent and effective human rights activists I have met during 30 years of working in Haiti…” Dr. Paul Farmer, cofounder of Partners in Health, a leading health organization in Haiti, wrote in introductory remarks read to […]

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