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#5224: Batey Relief Alliance holds conference at UN on the bateyes (fwd)

From: bateyrelief@mindspring.com

News from the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA)

BRA will be holding a conference at the United Nations, February 28, 2001.
The purpose is to bring light to the true reality of the bateyes in the
Dominican Republic. The focus will be on the precarious socio-economic
conditions of the indigent population, including those identified as Haitian
migrant workers or "Braceros" - the problem of migration - and bi-lateral
government efforts between the Dominican Republic and Haiti towards a
lasting solution.

Some of the panelists will be scholar and author Edwidge Danticat, former
Executive Director of the Dominican's State Sugar Council -Consejo Estatal
del Azucar (CEA), Ignacio Chiappini*, current Haitian consul in Barahona,
Edwin Paraison; Dominican scholar at FLACSO Rueben Silie, and others.
Institutions and organizations are encouraged to become sponsors of the
project by contacting Ulrick Gaillard at (917) 627-5026 or at
bateyrelief@mindspring.com.  Further information will be sent to you upon
request.  Sponsorship slots are limited - and available only upon written
*Confirmation pending.
Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) www.bateyrelief.org
Tax-exempt, non-profit, non-political humanitarian aid organization.
For donations and information, please contact:
Ulrick Gaillard, J.D., Executive Director
P.O. Box 300565, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11230
(917) 627-5026 or at bateyrelief@mindspring.com.
Maria Virtudes Berroa, Regional Director
Apartado Postal 5085, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom.
(809) 383-1547 or at bateyrelief@hotmail.com.
A copy of BRA's latest annual report may be obtained, upon request,
from the organization or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities
Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10271