Documentary Screening: ‘Men Sa Lanmè Di’ with Q&A with Filmmaker & Marine ScientistJuly 21, 2021 (Wednesday): 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Co-Organized by the Haitian Studies Association, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Haiti Response Coalition, Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University, and North American Congress on Latin America.
Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper, University of California, Irvine
Rosy Auguste Ducena, RNDDH
Velina Elysée Charlier, Nou Pap Dòmi
Magalie Comeau Denis, Komisyon pou Jwenn yon Solisyon Ayisyen
Sabine Lamour, SOFA
Josué Merilien, UNNOH/ Konbit
The international press exploded in covering the assassination of former president Jovenel Moïse, executed in the early hours of Wednesday, July 7. That same day, several large foreign institutions opined about what Haiti needs… some called for a new military occupation despite bad experience in Haiti. Others angled to be involved in the decisions and giving directions about the electoral calendar. The press also reports the speeches of a single person who just took power in this bad condition, but what are today’s movements in Haiti calling for? What models for the country’s future do they have? This panel is a selection of what is known as Haitian civil society who are giving their analysis about the context and sharing their models. It is important for the press as well as solidarity, the Diaspora, and scholarly organizations – anyone who would like to listen to Haitian organizations’ voices.