Event Title

Justice for All: The Case for Humanity and Fair Treatment of Haitian Immigrants in the D.R.

Speaker

Solange Pierre

Streaming Media

Description

Solange Pierre, renowned humanitarian and activist will speak on efforts to protect the civil and constitutional rights of Haitian immigrants within the Dominican Republic. Through her organization, MUDHA, Pierre has waged an extensive struggle to combat numerous social and legal injustices that many Haitian immigrants and Haitian Dominicans have faced historically and currently within the D.R. While her efforts have put her in peril with Dominican authorities who often refuse to recognize the ongoing problems of an overlooked and exploited population, her efforts have also been awarded with the Women of Courage Award and Robert J. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

About the Lecturer: Solange Pierre, Director of Dominican-Haitian Women’s Movement (MUDHA)

Document Type

Event

Start Date

23-2-2011 12:00 PM

End Date

23-2-2011 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Haitian immigrants, Dominican Republic, MUDHA

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Feb 23rd, 12:00 PM Feb 23rd, 1:15 PM

Justice for All: The Case for Humanity and Fair Treatment of Haitian Immigrants in the D.R.

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Solange Pierre, renowned humanitarian and activist will speak on efforts to protect the civil and constitutional rights of Haitian immigrants within the Dominican Republic. Through her organization, MUDHA, Pierre has waged an extensive struggle to combat numerous social and legal injustices that many Haitian immigrants and Haitian Dominicans have faced historically and currently within the D.R. While her efforts have put her in peril with Dominican authorities who often refuse to recognize the ongoing problems of an overlooked and exploited population, her efforts have also been awarded with the Women of Courage Award and Robert J. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

About the Lecturer: Solange Pierre, Director of Dominican-Haitian Women’s Movement (MUDHA)