Current events, including the recent and tragic assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and murders of civilian leaders and journalists, continue to deepen the level of violence and anguish in Haiti. This prolonged political turmoil, plus a late outbreak of COVID-19, have drawn attention to the failings of the political system and international involvement, and they also overshadow many other aspects of society in need of attention, including the economy, environment, humanitarian concerns, and human security.
This webinar will bring together experts on Haiti from religious communities to secular civil society to highlight aspects of life in Haiti that have been overlooked and raise opportunities for progress with increased investment and attention. Panelists will discuss the most pressing challenges in Haiti today and how civil society, the government, and religious communities can and are working address them. In partnership with members of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group, join us to learn more about salient challenges in Haiti beyond the political turmoil and possible approaches to respond.
Jake Johnston, senior research associate, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Sasha Filippova, senior staff attorney, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti
Fabienne Jean, coordinator, Hands Together Foundation of Haiti (FONDAMA)
Cindy Corell, mission co-worker, Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA); facilitator, FONDAMA
Alan Yarborough, church relations officer, Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, chair, Haiti Advocacy Working Group
This program is hosted by The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and the Haiti Advocacy Working Group.