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Reflections on Haiti: Two Weeks Later

This is a past event.

Wednesday, July 21 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

Virtual Event

PRESENTED BY THE HAITIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Free Live Webinar
 

The international press exploded with coverage of the assassination of Haiti's president Jovenel Moïse, who was executed in the early hours of Wednesday, July 7, 2021. That same day, several large non-Haitian institutions opined about what Haiti needs. Some called for a new military occupation despite multiple flawed and failed past interventions in Haiti, while others angled to have a role in decision-making and the electoral calendar. The press reported the speeches of one individual who claimed power shortly after the assassination, but that authority was contested shortly thereafter. Where do things stand two weeks later? What are today’s movements in Haiti demanding? What are their models for Haiti?

This panel provides Haitian activists and civil society representatives with a platform to share their analyses of recent events, provide additional context through their lived experiences and put forth proposals for the future of Haiti. Speakers' nuanced perspectives will continue to layer the conversation and help inform media professionals, scholars, students, members of solidarity organizations, civil society, the Diaspora and the general public—anyone interested in Haitian organizations’ voices is welcome.

​Moderator:

Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper
University of California, Irvine (FIU Alumna, PhD in Global & Sociocultural Studies, 2015)

Panelists:

Rosy Auguste Ducena
RNDDH (National Human Rights Defense Network)

Velina Elysée Charlier
Nou Pap Dòmi (We Will Not Sleep)


Magali Comeau Denis
Komisyon pou Jwenn yon Solisyon Ayisyen (Commission for a Haitian Solution)

Mario Joseph
BAI (Bureau of International Lawyers)


Sabine Lamour
SOFA (Haitian Women's Solidarity)

Josué Merilien
UNNOH/Konbit (National Union of Haitian Normaliens)

David Oxygène
MOLEGHAF (Haitian Movement for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity)

 
Event will be in Haitian Creole with simultaneous interpretation to English.
Part of the LACC FLAC Lecture Series and LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence.

Co-organized by

Center for Economic and Policy Research

Haiti Response Coalition

Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College

Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center

North American Congress on Latin America

Dial-In Information

Register at https://www.haitianstudies.org/2021/07/2-weeks-after-what-perspectives-for-haiti/