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Free Forum: "Haiti Under Siege"
Date Tuesday August 02
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Community Media Center
900 San Antonio Rd., Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorPeninsula Peace and Justice Center
Haiti Under Siege: The Struggle for Full Human Rights and Democracy Today

Speakers: Seth Donnelly and Sasha Kramer of the Haiti Action Committee

Learn about the destructive role of U.S. foreign policy on Haiti and what you can do to stand in solidarity with the Haitian people.

The program will include an eyewitness report-back by Seth Donnelly, a California high school teacher who was a member of the U.S. Labor/Human Rights Delegation that was recently in Haiti investigating labor and human rights conditions. The presentation will include video footage of Cite Soleil, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince, which provides evidence of a massacre by UN troops on July 6th, 2005. This massacre has been ignored and/or covered up by the U.S. mainstream media.

The presentation will also include an update on the struggle of political prisoners in Haiti by local Haiti solidarity activist Sasha Kramer. In particular, Sasha will address the recent incarceration of Rev. Gerard Jean-Juste, one of Haiti's leading pro-democracy and human rights advocates, and the ongoing incarceration of Annette Auguste, one of Haiti's veteran folksingers and pro-democracy activists. She will show video footage of both political prisoners.

Facilitated by Paul George of Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.

The program will be broadcast live on Mid-Peninsula Community Media Cable Channel 27 and rebroadcast throughout August as part of the ongoing "Other Voices" television series produced by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.

Free; sponsored by PPJC.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 27th, 2005 6:22 PM

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