Wednesday, February 1, 2012

HAITI: SOLIDARITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE - FREE PUBLIC FORUM

HAITI: SOLIDARITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE


Public forum hosted by:

Internal Education and Political Development Committee and the International Solidarity Committee of the Greater Toronto Workers Assembly; Toronto Haiti Action Committee; and Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network

Date: Friday February 17, 7pm

Location: Steelworker’s Hall, 25 Cecil St.

  • Updates on the ongoing legal efforts to try Jean Claude Duvalier for human rights abuses against the Haitian people and the strong legal action against the United Nations on behalf of 5,000 victims of cholera for its role in the introduction of cholera into Haiti.
  • Evaluation of the aid and recovery effort in Haiti, two years following the earthquake. Has it met the expectations of the Haitian people, and if not, why not?
  • What is Canada’s role in aid and recovery in Haiti?
  • The future of the United Nations police and military occupation force in Haiti.

SPEAKERS:

  • Nicole Phillips, staff attorney for the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, adjunct professor at University of San Francisco and assistant director for Haiti programs at the university.
  • Roger Annis, coordinator of the Canada Haiti Action Network in Vancouver and director of a ten-day fact-finding and solidarity mission to Haiti in June, 2011

FOR MORE INFO:

· Greater Toronto Worker’s Assembly: http://workersassembly.ca/

· Canada Haiti Action Network: www.candahaitiaction.ca

· Toronto Haiti Action Committee: www.thac.ca

· Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network: http://lacsn.weebly.com/

· Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti: www.ijdh.org

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