The Haitian Crisis in the Dominican Republic

An All-day conference
Thursday, March 30th 2006, Long Island University, BrooklynCampus
1 University Plaza (corner of Dekalb Ave. and Flatbush Ave.)


La Crisis haitiana en el República Dominicana

Jueves el 30 de marzo de 2006, el LIU Brooklyn Campus,
1 Plaza universitaria a la esquina de Dekalb y Avenida de Flatbush


Coumbite de Gerard Valcin. © Espaceloas.


1:00-3:00 PM Room LLC 116

Greetings: Celia S.Lichtman, Ph.D. Chair

Film screening Commentator: Dr. Steve Coupeau

  • Black Sugar: The National Film Board of Canada and The Indiana Universiy
  • BBC Documentary: The situation of the Haitian migrant workers in the sugar cane plantations.
  • Birth Right Crisis Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees.
  • Expelled Columbia University Human Rights Clinic and the National Council for Haitian Rights.
  • Jerry Philogene speak to Edwidge Danticat about the 1937, 30'000 Haitian migrant workers massacre, A Paper Tiger Production.

3:00-5:45 PM Room LLC 116

Panel Discussion Moderator: Mario Pierre

  • The Case of the Haitian Worker: Lionel Legros The Haitian Information and Documentation Center.
  • Decree of the O.E.A International Court on Human Rights violations.
  • Keynote Speaker: Sonia Pierre Mudha (the Movement of Haitian-Dominican Women).
  • The Diaspora and Approaches to a Resolution: Attorney Julissa Reynoso.
  • Racism as a tool of exploitation of Haitians in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Wilson Spencer, Human Rights Activist

6:00-9:00 PM Triangle Theater

Cultural performance and reception (Bonga and Voodoo Drums of Haiti)

Contact: Prof. Nicole Falade: (718)-488-1252
The Haitian Student Association: (718)-488-1594
Haitian information center: (718)-284-0889

Students may register for a one credit course Spanish 215 or French 215

Sponsored by: the Haitian Student Association in collaboration with the Foreign Languages&Literature Department , the Haitian Information and Documentation Center and the Haiti 2004 Initiative.

Co-Sponsors: Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program, Political Sciences, Music, Social Work,Theater and Media Arts Departments.

Special Thanks to: the Office of the Provost, the Dean of Conolly College, Dean Walker ,S.G.A and The Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees.

This event is free and open to the public