Haitian Studies Association

Past Events

Creating Communities of Welcome: Sponsoring Haitian Newcomers (Jan. 30, 2022)

Date & Time: Monday, January 30th, at 7:00pm ET – Register here

Below is a message we received from Guerline M. Jozef and were asked to share.

Note: This is not a H.S.A. sponsored event. We are simply sharing the word.

Dear Justice warriors,

I am requesting that you please join Haitian Bridge Alliance and Welcome.US, on Monday, January 30th, at 7:00pm ET for a joint webinar, “Creating Communities of Welcome: Sponsoring Haitian Newcomers.” 

As a founding member of the Welcome council, I am pleased that HBA is a partner with Welcome.us to make sure on how we can make sure people seeking safety are sponsored through this program. I have been working with our team at HBA  and Welcome.us since the announcement of the UforU program in anticipation of the inclusion of Haiti for the Humanitarian Parole Program.

We have received countless requests for support and sponsorship. We need your support to activate our communities to be “Communities of Welcome” and fight against those who continue to push division, hate, racism, xenophobia and white supremacist ideologies. We must counter with unity, love, justice, equity and compassion and steer the United States of America to the right side of history by supporting and welcoming those in dire need.

The webinar will focus on how we can collectively respond in support of Haitian nationals seeking safety through the process for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans (P4CHNV).

We will discuss what the program is, how to apply to be a sponsor through P4CHNV, and tools and resources to support sponsors and newcomers – as well as hearing from a sponsor about their experience. There will be a Q&A session. Interpretation will be available in Haitian-Creole.

Register to join us on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 7:00pm ET: REGISTER HERE. The webinar will also be recorded.

Since April 2022, more than 200,000 Americans have signed up to sponsor Ukrainians and Venezuelans in need of refuge. Now, we need to show up for the people of Haiti, who are facing unprecedented conditions that make life untenable for far too many.

HBA has partnered with Welcome.US on how we can make sure those seeking safety are sponsored through this program.  We encourage people to visit Welcome.US’s webpage on P4CHNV, where you will find a Sponsorship FAQ, a Guide to Humanitarian Parole & I-134 Form, and other resources in Haitian-Creole, Spanish, and English.

In case you missed the press releases please find them here and here

Thank you so much for being on this painful yet extremely rewarding journey with us.

Please share far and wide.

Many hands, burden is not heavy

Many hands lighten the load

Guerline M. Jozef