Haitian Studies Association

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#KanallaPapKanpe: Haiti-DR Border Politics & Konbit Sovereignty (Oct. 18, 2023)

#KanallaPapKanpe: Politik Fwontyè Ayiti-Dominikani ak Souverènte Konbit (18 oktòb 2023)

#KanallaPapKanpe: Política Fronteriza Entre Haití-RD y Soberanía Konbit

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In late August of 2023, several peasant organizations came together to build a canal on the Massacre River at the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in order to irrigate their nearby gardens and farms. After 10 years of failed negotiations with all three PHTK regimes in power, the visionaries turned to themselves to ensure their survival and development. Thousands of people and organizations in Haiti and throughout its diasporas have since answered their call to join the Konbit.

This panel features three community organizers who have been at the forefront of the canal construction project. They will clarify the history of the canal, provide updates on the construction, and contextualize the land struggles that underpin the project.

This event will have simultaneous interpretation in English, Creole, and Spanish.