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The Rev. Gérard Jean-Juste, Champion of Haitian Rights in U.S., Dies at 62

From the New York Times… Father Jean-Juste came to prominence in the late 1970s as director of the Haitian Refugee Center in Miami, where he became a vocal advocate of Haitians seeking asylum in the United States. Read the full article here.

Heads-up: May will be Haitian Cultural Heritage Month

Glencoe Online has a web page up in preparation for Haitian Cultural Heritage Month in May.

Fresh violence in Haiti

I want to stay away from current events, as that’s beyond the scope of this blog, but the recent outbreak of violence in Haiti was too horrific to ignore.

Haiti Solidarity Week

Haiti Reborn is tracking the activities of Haiti Solidarity Week. From the site: As Haiti heads into its second year after a violent coup d’etat deposed democratically-elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide, and in the wake of several natural disasters and as violence continues unchecked, solidarity with the people of Haiti is more important than ever. We urge organizations and individuals throughout the U.S. and internationally to take action the week of February 20 – 28 to support efforts for human rights, national sovereignty, and democracy for Haiti. We hope that you will join with others in helping to raise awareness of the situation facing people in Haiti, in raising funds to assist those Haitian organizations who need our support, and in taking action to pressure for a U.S. foreign policy that will let Haiti live.

AlterNet: MLK Jr. In His Own Words

AlterNet: MLK Jr.