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Haiti: Addressing the Root Causes of the Current Food Crisis

May 20, 2008 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Haiti, the first country in the African world to defeat colonialism, grew rice and exported food 30 years ago. Today, widespread hunger and political unrest have severely destabilized the Caribbean nation.

Reverend Jesse Jackson recently led a delegation of 23 religious, political, and Haitian-American leaders to bear witness to the crisis in Haiti and recommend action strategies for the U.S. and the international community. Recommendations include the need for food and agriculatural development as well as debt cancellation, fair trade, and immigration reform.

Speakers
Marliene BASTIEN is the founder and Executive Officer of Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (FANM). Rev. Dr. Harold VIEUX is Chair of the Miami Dade County Community Relations Board and Assistant Pastor of Trinity Church. Emira WOODS is Co-Director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Moderator
Jean Yves Point-du-Jour also known as Yves DAYITI hosts a weekly bilingual Haitian show, “Konbit Lakay” aired Saturday evenings on Pacifica’s WPFW 89.3 FM.

Details

Date:
May 20, 2008
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Organizer

Emira Woods
Email:
emira@ips-dc.org

Venue

IPS Conference Room
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Phone:
2022349382