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26611: Conflict Resolution (announce) Please post this upcoming event on Haiti (in Brooklyn, NY) (fwd)
The American Friends Service Committee, Haitian American Community
Dialogue Project *
Haiti , Elections and Beyond:
Opportunities for Democratic Cooperation
Sunday, November 20 from 3 PM- 6 PM
Part I: The opening panel will include three invited guests:
--> Jean Max Bellerive, Director of the Unit of Coordination &
Monitoring of Public Policies, GOH/UNDP
"The structure and current status of the electoral process, with
special attention to the local elections "
--> Michel Soukar , Historian/Professor and Journalist
"What should follow the elections in order to build democracy?"
--> Gepsie Metellus , Executive Director of The Haitian Neighborhood
Center, Sant La
"The role of the diaspora in the strengthening of democracy"
Part II: A facilitated question & answer period.
Part III: Focused discussions on the role of the diaspora in the
democratic development in Haiti.
The purpose of the event is to engage the community in a discussion
about the long-term growth of democracy in Haiti as the country prepares
for local and national elections. A particular focus will be to develop
the role of the diaspora in supporting democracy in Haiti. The forum
will explore key issues affecting Haiti without delving into electoral
Admission is free, but space is limited. For more information or to
reserve a spot, please call 212-598-0957 or email
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture,
53 Prospect Park West (in Park Slope, just across from Prospect Park)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
By subway: 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza or F to 7th Avenue
nref1> The HACD is a group of Haitian and Haitian-American community
leaders and activists in the New York City area with seven years'
experience working to overcome obstacles to building healthy,
sustainable institutions in the area's expatriate Haitian community area
through constructive dialogue on differences within the community.
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