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Democracy Under Siege: Human Rights In Haiti Today
Date Saturday January 29
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church -
1640 Addison St., Berkeley
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/Author


Haiti Action Committee & What If? Foundation invite you to an evening with Father Gerard Jean-Juste of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Father Jean-Juste will speak on "Democracy Under Siege: Human Rights In Haiti Today"

Music by Freedom Song Network and Francisco Herrera


Suggested contribution $5 - $20

RECEPTION to meet Fr. Jean-Juste precedes event 5-7 pm,
$50 for reception
Info: (510) 558-9010 - http://www.HaitiAction.net


Proceeds support Fr. Jean-Juste's work with impoverished children, families and political prisoners in Haiti.

Fr. Jean-Juste is one of Haiti's most respected human rights advocates. On Wednesday, October 13, 2004, Haitian police forcibly entered the St. Clare Catholic Church Rectory in Port-au-Prince and arrested him without a warrant while he was feeding 600 hungry children a meal his congregation serves twice/week. He was imprisoned and then released seven weeks later as a result of an outpouring of international pressure. Fr. Jean-Juste is a prominent activist for social justice and the rights of immigrants in Haiti and the United States. He has been one of Haiti's most eloquent, persistent and influential voices for peace over the past two decades.



Event endorsed by: African Initiative of American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) - Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland - Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee - Church of St. John the Baptist, El Cerrito - East Bay Sanctuary Covenant - Foundations for Our Nu Alkebulan/Afrikan Millennium (FONAMI) - Global Exchange - KPFA Flashpoints - Malcolm X Grassroots Organization - Members of National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA) - Pax Christi - St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Berkeley - SF BayView newspaper - St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Berkeley






 


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