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The Crisis in Haiti: A Historical and Political Conversation

Thu July 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

The Crisis in Haiti

On July 7, 2021, the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise was assassinated. Since 2018 he has been ruling by decree, and together with allied gangs, executed a campaign to terrorize and destroy the popular movement in Haiti. This campaign was financed and supported by the US which has been dominating Haiti since the US military occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934.

Haiti continues to be the poorest country in the Latin American/Caribbean region and among the poorest and most unequal countries in the world. Yet Haiti has a glorious history as the first country to defeat slavery and colonialism and become the first independent country in the Caribbean and Latin America.

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In this webinar, the speakers will discuss the historical roots of the current political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in Haiti with special attention to the rise and fall of President Aristide.  Register here!

Lavalas rally from haitisolidarity.net

Moderator:

Teri Mattson

Teri is the host of CODEPINK YouTube’s “WTF is Going on in Latin America” and a recent board member of the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. She is the founder and program manager for The Intrepid News Fund, co-founder of The Campaign to End US and Canada Sanctions against Venezuela, and an activist with the SanctionsKill coalition. In the last few years she organized and/or participated on political and social justice delegations to:  Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

Speakers:

Pierre Labossiere is a veteran labor and human rights activist. In 1991, he co-founded the Haiti Action Committee in solidarity with the popular movement in Haiti struggling to restore democracy after the military coup against President Aristide. Pierre is also a board member of the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund.

Robert Roth is a co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee.  Robert was a high school history teacher in San Francisco for 30 years and is now an instructional coach for new teachers. A lifelong activist, he was part of the Central America solidarity movement in the 1980’s and 1990’s and has worked for years to free political prisoners in the U.S.

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Thu July 15, 2021
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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