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#1219: Town meeting on Haitian-Dominican crisis (fwd)
Haitian-Dominican Town Meeting
The brutal deportations were suspended last week, in time for the conference
of African, Asian and Caribbean heads of state in Santo Domingo. They are
expected to resume as early as next week.
For the first time in history, the Dominican people have publicly shown their
opposition to the persecution of Haitians and descendants of Haitians in the
Dominican Republic. They boycotted a racist anti-Haitian rally organized by
right-wing politicians on November 20th in Santo Domingo. The same day in
New York, Dominicans came out strongly in a joint Haitian-Dominican protest
at the Dominican Consulate in Times Square. This time, it was the Haitian
community that was lagging behind. What must be done, for the Haitian
community to stand up against this national shame?
The crisis between Haiti and the Dominican Republic can be solved if the two
peoples unite and put pressure on the two governments to make them take their
responsibility seriously. What role must the Haitian diaspora in New York
play, for this to happen?
Let your voice be heard! Come to the town meeting on Sunday!
SUNDAY, DEC. 5, at 4:30 p.m.
MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE AUDITORIUM
Corner of Bedford Ave. and Crown Street in Brooklyn
(Train No.2 to President Street Station; Bus 43, 49)
What the community wants:
-- Amnesty for all immigrants in the Dominican Republic;
-- Citizenship rights for Dominican-born children of Haitian workers;
-- Justice, human rights and reparations for those facing deportation.
And please, come to the
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY RALLY,
in solidarity with Haitian workers in the DR
FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
RALPH BUNCHE PLAZA
(First Ave. at 41st Street, in front of the U.N.)
Daniel Simidor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Justice Committee for Haitians and Haitian-Dominicans in the Dominican