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Posted February 16, 2003

The Haitian Democracy Project Invites You All ... Don't miss this grand rendez-vouz

The Haiti Democracy Project -- Invitation to the February 22, 2003 Event in Silver Spring, Maryland: First of its "Bridges to the Policy-makers" series designed to afford the Haitian-American community a voice in the policy debate. 

The Haiti Democracy Project cordially invites you to hear and question:

* Mr. Michel Soukar (Haitian historian, journalist, & lecturer) Lecture on "Haiti: Aujourd'hui et demain?", "Haiti: Today and what of tomorrow?", & signing of his books: Radiographie de la Bourgeoisie Haitienne; Classe Sociale et Processus démocratique en Haiti.

* Judge Claudy Gassant, examining magistrate in the murder of Jean Dominique (invited)

* Meg Gilroy, director, Office of Caribbean Affairs, State Department

First of our "Bridges to the Policy-makers" series designed to afford the Haitian-American community a voice in the policy debate.

* Ambassador Lawrence Pezzullo, special envoy for Haiti, 1993–94 (Foreign-service officer, former ambassador to Nicaragua, and former director of Catholic Relief Services)

On Saturday, February 22, 2003 10:00am – 12:00pm (presentation by speakers) 12:00pm (questions & answers) 1:00pm – 2:00pm (reception & book signing)

St. Michael The Archangel Church Williamsburg Ballroom 824 Pershing Drive (between Spring & Pershing Streets or Fenton Street & Wayne Avenue) Silver Spring, MD 20910

**Refreshments will be served**

We urge all who yearn for a better future for Haiti to attend this important event. The Haitian community’s voice and views should be heard!

R.S.V.P. by February 12, 2003 (required for admission) Guaranteed Seating for first 300 respondees! (202) 588-8700 or haiti@inxil.com 


Admission fee $15.00

Parking available at public parking (Pershing Street: inside Whole Foods Market Shopping Center)

MICHEL SOUKAR Biographical Data Poet, playwright, author, historian, journalist, and lecturer, born in Port-au-Prince in 1955, Michel Soukar has since 1974 spoken out in defense of public liberties and for the establishment of democratic processes in Haiti. Consequently, Michel Soukar was exiled under the Duvalier regime from 1984 to 1986. He is the co-founder of Collège de Port-au-Prince, the "Democratic Movement Congress (CONACOM), and Secretary-General of the Association of Haitian Writers. He has been invited by the governments of Germany to witness the reunification of the Two Germanies, to France to give a conference “à la maison de l’Amérique Latine,” and to Venezuela in 1990 to meet with President Carlos Andres Perez, whom he subsequently interviewed in 1991. He is the recipient of the year 2000 prize "Work and Justice," awarded by the "Centre mondial d'aide à l'enfance et à la jeunesse," presided over by Mrs. Betty Williams, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and co- founder of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement. Mrs. Williams has stated that Michel Soukar is today one of Haiti's voices that is the most heeded and respected. Since 1993, he has served as a radio personality/animator of educational programs on Haitian history, economy, and international politics. He is the author of "Entretiens avec l'Histoire: Haïti de Duvalier à Lavalas" and "Radiographie de la Bourgeoisie haïtienne."

Additional biodata on the other presenters will be forthcoming. Please check the website for more details.  

Posted February 12, 2003

Town Computer's Community Partnersphip Program


A Free Technology Workshop

Basic Computer Training

Intro to the Internet

Effective Team Building

When: March 15th, 1PM - 5PM

Where: Newbury College

129 Fisher Avenue, Brookline, MA

Guest Speaker: J. Allyn Bradford

Professor Allyn Bradford, currently teaching at Wentworth Institute of Technology and UMASS Boston, has extensive experience in team development. He has conducted trainings for organizations such as the American Management Association, Stop & Shop, Honeywell, New England Nuclear and Burger King.

Reservations are required due to limited seating.

Visit our web site at www.towncomputer.com to register! 

Or call: (617) 298-0357 or (617) 722-9422

Town Computer is Boston's most convenient technology service provider, and has been ranked among the area's 25 top computer dealers by the Boston Business Journal two years in a row, 2002-2003.

Posted January 8, 2003
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