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Posted Thursday June 26, 2003

A Grand Conference,Former Haitian Police Chief Jean-Robert Faveur To Speak At The Brookings Institution


Haiti Democracy Project cordially invites you to meet with Jean-Robert Faveur, Haiti's police chief recently forced to resign because of political pressure (his first public appearance since resigning) introduced by Judge Claudy Gassant

Friday, June 27, 2003 12:30 p.m. Brookings Institution, Saul Room 1775 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. RSVP (202) 588-8700 or at haiti@haitipolicy.org

"Today I have chosen the path of exile rather than to allow myself to become corrupted and subservient," wrote Jean-Robert Faveur in a letter on June 21 to President Aristide. Two weeks after he became Haiti's acting police chief, Mr. Faveur resigned and went into self-imposed exile because of alleged government interference and threats to his life. He was sworn in June 6 to replace his predecessor who resigned June 3 after just two and a half months on the job.

Reception 12:30 - 12:45 p.m.

Presentation and discussion 12:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Haiti Democracy Project 2303 17th St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 588-8700 | fax 588-8711 | e-mail haiti@haitipolicy.org | web page http://haitipolicy.org

Posted April 22, 2003

Flag Raising Day

Haitian Americans United, Inc.

For Immediate Release April 16, 2003

Contacts: Eno Mondésir Wilner Auguste Phone: 617-298-2976.

The Haitian-Americans United, Inc announces: Haitian Heritage Month 2003, featuring: -Flag Raising Day, May 16, 2003, 12PM, City Hall, Boston -Haitian Heritage Parade, May 18, Dorchester, starting in Mattapan Square, 1PM

Throughout the month of May 2003, the Haitian Americans United, Inc. will continue its tradition of celebrating the Annual Haitian Heritage Month, with a special emphasis on Haiti's upcoming two-hundred years of independence celebrations. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and State Representative Marie Saint Fleur, first Haitian American to sit in the Massachusetts legislature, will chair this event.

The year 2003 has a special meaning to Haitians in Haiti and the Diaspora, as they are about to celebrate Haiti's two hundred years of independence, proclaimed on January 1st, 1804. By transforming a slave colony into the first black republic in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti set the stage for blacks all over the world to break the chains of servitude. Many of the events that led to Haiti's independence took place in the year 1803: -The creation of the Haitian Flag on May 18, 1803 -The Battle of Vertieres in November 1803, which led to the demise of the French troops, paving the way for the proclamation of the independence -The death of Toussaint Louverture in France on April 7, 1803

This month of May will feature the raising of the flag at Boston City Hall on Friday May 16, at 12pm, City Hall Boston, the Haitian parade May 18 starting Mattapan Square at 1 PM. The first two parades drew a record number of about 20,000 participants, and organizers expect more people to attend this year.

Elected officials from the City of Boston, the State of Massachusetts and other nations, community leaders, several dozens community organizations, schools, cultural and religious institution will send delegations to march in the parade. The Haitian Fanfare, featuring 25 musicians, the Haitian Corps d'Honneur and various other musical bands will provide musical animation. Haitian delegations from Connecticut, Rhode Island and New-Hampshire have already committed to attend.

Participants in the parade could expect to find various exotic and commercial items celebrating Haiti, such as flags, articrafts, various souvenirs, hats, etc.

This year's Grand Marshall is Doctor Jean Perez Nazaire, a respected leader, acclaimed for his work in the Dorchester, Mattapan area, his support to various community causes and his wisdom.

In addition, H.A.U. will promote and sponsor a series of cultural and historical events in partnership with various New-England organizations. For instance, H.A.U. is supporting the Tribute to Haitian General Toussaint Louverture at Faneuil Hall on May 4, from 6-9PM, organized by the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts, the Rhode Island parade on Sunday May 11, the Haitian flag raising on May 16 at Brockton City Hall.

H.A.U. will also release a booklet for the occasion that will feature key Haitian figures and information pertaining to Haiti's independence.

For information on these events, to reach other groups that will attend, please call the Haitian-Americans United Inc. at: 617-298-2976.

H.A.U. main contacts:

Tel: (617) 298-2976 Website: www.Hauinc.org E-mail: Unity@hauinc.org Mail: 10 Fairway St PO Box260440 Mattapan MA 02126

Posted April 18, 2003

Celebrating the 200th Haitian Flag Day


The Office of State Representative Gloria Fox

The Haitian-American Political Action Committee

Caribbean Connection International, Inc.

And JCS Art Studio present

A Haitian Art Exhibit

When: May 12th - 16th

Where: Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA

Featuring Artist Jean Claude Sainte

With Guest Artists:

Fritz Duchaine

Valentin Iviquel

Jean F. Pointjour

Berthony Duperier Jean Marcelin Souffrant

Opening Reception, Certificates of Recognition,

and the Commemoration of the Haitian Flag Day

Monday, May 12th

From 2 - 5 pm

For more information, contact the

Haitian-American Political Action Committee

at (617) 722-9422 or JCS Art Studio at (508) 586-9105

Sponsored By: Town Computer Advanced Technical Service, www.towncomputer.com


200th Mass Haitian Flag Day Committee

State Representative Gloria Fox, Chair

Jacques Dady Jean, Co-chair

Marie Sainte, Coordinator

Debbie Allan, Member

Ruth Quackanbush, Member

Karrie Jean, Member

Fred Fontaine, Member

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