Haiti: Coming Soon “Madan Sara,” a Documentary Film by Etant Dupain

by TEAM WOY   This post is also available in Kreyol.“If the madan sara does not go to work, the city does not eat.” These powerful words come from an essay published on our site three years ago, written by Etant Dupain. Journalist, documentary producer, and activist, he detailed his admiration for these women like … More Haiti: Coming Soon “Madan Sara,” a Documentary Film by Etant Dupain

Father Gérard Jean-Juste: The People’s Priest (1946–2009)

By Kim Ives This article was originally published by Haiti Liberté Father Gérard Jean-Juste was entirely without any pretensions of grandeur. Photo: Wadner Pierre/Haïti Liberté Here’s one anecdote that captures the man. While he was jailed for political reasons in late 2005, the priest took part of his prison rations and any extra food friends and family … More Father Gérard Jean-Juste: The People’s Priest (1946–2009)

New York, Let’s Laugh and Learn How to ​​Make Justice Happen With the Best Haitian Comedians at Gotham Comedy Club On May 2

By Wadner Pierre This article was originally published by Haiti Liberte. April 25, 2018 On May 2nd at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York, Haitian comedians Jean-Louis Cauvin, Tanael Joachim, and Reginal “Reg” Thomas will make you laugh until you cry. But they will also tell you about the work of the Bureau des Avocats … More New York, Let’s Laugh and Learn How to ​​Make Justice Happen With the Best Haitian Comedians at Gotham Comedy Club On May 2

Hello #NewYorkers You Are Invited to #IJDH Comedy Show ‘A Stand Up for Justice and Democracy in #Haiti’

Hello friends! These are trying times.  And, laughter is the best form of resistance! Your Team here at IJDH is very excited to announce “A Stand up for Justice and Democracy in Haiti” with Haitian comedians J-L Cauvin , Tanael Joachim and Reg Thomas at Gotham Comedy Club in New York, on Wednesday, May 2, … More Hello #NewYorkers You Are Invited to #IJDH Comedy Show ‘A Stand Up for Justice and Democracy in #Haiti’

WE HAVE RIGHTS: An Immigrant Empowerment Campaign

Dear Friends, We are thrilled to share “We Have Rights,” an immigrant empowerment campaign comprised of four short videos that offer practical advice on what to do when ICE is outside our doors , is inside our homes , stops us in the street , and arrests us. https://player.vimeo.com/video/261154683?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 WE HAVE RIGHTS: Inside Our Homes … More WE HAVE RIGHTS: An Immigrant Empowerment Campaign

Former Permanent Head Of Mission for Haiti to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Calls for ‘a Conference of all NGOs Operating in Haiti’

The Former Charge d’Affaires for Haiti in London (Permanent Head Of Mission for Haiti to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland 2014-2015), Jean R. Pillard decried the sexual exploitation of underaged Haitian girls by humanitarian aid workers. Mr. Pillard  says: “As a Haitian, I am deeply saddened and distraught by another instance of abuse of … More Former Permanent Head Of Mission for Haiti to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Calls for ‘a Conference of all NGOs Operating in Haiti’

Opinion: Without Haiti, there Would Be no Louisiana Purchase

By Wadner Pierre This Op-Ed was originally published by the Loyola University New Orleans students newspaper, The Maroon on January 18, 2018 It’s hard to believe that in the 21st century, our current president, who claims to be “genius” and “stable” uses racist, vile and undiplomatic language vehemently to describe a nation in which he’s … More Opinion: Without Haiti, there Would Be no Louisiana Purchase

Reflection on the Role and the Importance of Diplomacy in Our Today’s World

By Wadner Pierre In a fragile, volatile and globalized world, diplomacy continues to remain the best tool to address local, national and global issues. The states are no longer the only actors in the international arena, but also the non-state actors. First, what is Diplomacy? Traditionally, Diplomacy, according to Britannca.com is “the conduct of official … More Reflection on the Role and the Importance of Diplomacy in Our Today’s World

Congressional Black Caucus Urging Pres. Trump to Renew TPS for Thousands of Haitians Living in the U.S.

By Wadner Pierre Congressional Black Caucus joined a growing chorus urging the Trump administration to renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In their letter, the lawmakers urge the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly “to extend the existing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti by 18 months and to include all Haitians present in the United States … More Congressional Black Caucus Urging Pres. Trump to Renew TPS for Thousands of Haitians Living in the U.S.