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Haiti: Hidden from the Headlines

Date:
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
Tuesday, November 9th, 2004, 6:00 pm
SEIU Local 715 Hall, 2nd Floor Great Room
2302 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131

H A I T I :
Hidden from the Headlines
with Pierre Laboissiere, founding member, Haiti Action Committee;
Dave Welsh, San Francisco Labor Council delegate;
and Sasha Kramer, member, Human Rights delegation to Haiti

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004, 6:00 pm
SEIU Local 715 Hall, 2nd Floor Great Room
2302 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131

Suggested donation $10 - $20
No one turned away for lack of funds!
All proceeds go to Haiti Action Committee
to support the people of Haiti

What news we hear about Haiti is biased and distorted, and most of
the
time events in Haiti are completely absent from U.S. media. Yet
violence and repression in Haiti is growing at an alarming pace. On
Sept. 30th, police opened fire on pro-democracy demonstrators, and
since then several hundred people have been killed, hundreds of Lavalas
activists arbitrarily arrested without warrants, and union leaders
intimidated and imprisoned.

Even in this climate of terror, the Haitian people continue to take
to
the streets to demand the return of their democratically elected
president and an end to the political repression. Join us for a
discussion with three delegates recently returned from labor, human
rights, and fact-finding missions to Haiti.

Pierre Labossiere, founding member of the Haiti Action Committee.
Pierre will provide a historical perspective and share his views of the
current situation.

Dave Welsh, San Francisco Labor Council delegate, traveled to Haiti in
March on a fact finding delegation to learn how the coup has affected
labor. Dave will speak on the relationship between labor and politics
in Haiti.

Sasha Kramer, Ecology graduate student at Stanford, recently returned
from a human rights delegation to Haiti. The delegation was able to
meet with labor leaders, community organizers, political prisoners, and
elected officials who have been forced into hiding. Sasha will show a
slideshow and share the stories of the people she met.

For more information on the event, contact
info@southbaylaborforpeace.org. For updates on Haiti, see
http://www.haitiaction.net.

Sponsored by:

Haiti Action Committee
http://www.haitiaction.net
info@haitiaction.org
(510) 483-7481

SEIU Local 715 African American Caucus
(AFRAM)
afram715@yahoo.com

South Bay Labor for Peace and Justice
http://www.southbaylaborforpeace.org
info@southbaylaborforpeace.org
(408) 476-8298

South Bay Mobilization
http://www.southbaymobilization.org
sbm@southbaymobilization.org
(408) 998-8504
Added to the calendar on Thu, Oct 28, 2004 11:19PM
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