|What’s Going On in Haiti|
|Date||Tuesday January 18|
|Time||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
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|Fireside Room, Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin St., (at Geary), SF|
|mlyon01 [at] comcast.net|
What’s Going On in Haiti
Earthquake, rains, cholera, and an imposed election: Haiti copes with lack of food, water, tents, jobs, and with brutal repression, while the US and Canada, who want to remodel Haiti as a tropical sweatshop withhold most of their aid. Haiti Action’s Leslie Mullin was in Haiti in August visiting refugee camps and meeting with grassroots Haitian women’s groups which are determined to resist domination. We will review US involvement, the Aristide’s ouster, and hear about the roles of NGOs and the UN. Are they serving any useful purpose? What kinds of grassroots movements offer hope? How can we help? Leslie Mullin has also reported on the cholera outbreak, Haiti’s grassroots movements, and the role of the US and UN.