Greater Rochester Haiti Networking Event


Greater Rochester
Haiti Networking Event


Friday, May 12, 2017
St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality
402 South Avenue, Rochester

Rochester-Haiti Connections:  So many local Rochester groups collaborate with groups in Haiti!  We might be able to share resources, facilitate networking and communication, provide advice or consultation in our group’s specialties, or co-host events such as speakers, discussions or Kreyol lessons.  When I lived in Haiti I was part of a similar group called the Cap Haitien Health Network, which serves as an inspiration for setting up something here in Rochester.

Networking:  Please join us for this Rochester-Haiti networking event (and an early celebration of Fèt Drapo) on May 12 to learn about the projects other groups are working on!  We’ll provide some food–maybe even some Haitian food–and some space and time for representatives of local groups working in Haiti to share about their programs.

Information:  Please RSVP to if your group can send a representative.  Whether you can come or not, please add your groups’ info to this Google Doc so we can collect all the local groups who work in Haiti:

Please share this event with others who work in Haiti,

We hope that you can join us and bring your favorite Haitian proverb!  “Yon sèl dwèt pa ka mange kalalou.” (You can’t eat okra with one finger.)


Sarah Brownell

Race in Immigration Politics and Policy: FR. LUIS BARRIOS




Dr. Luis Barrios is Chair of the Department of Latin American Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, the Co-Director of IFCO/Pastors for Fr. Luis BarriosPeace, and an Episcopal priest at St. Mary’s Church in West Harlem, NY.

A native of Puerto Rico, Father Barrios has done extensive study of immigration policy and practice, including the effects on families of U.S. deportations to the Dominican Republic and on the exploitation of Haitians on the Haitian/Dominican border. 

Race in Immigration Politics and Policy

September 28th, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Workers United Hall,

750 East Avenue (entrance backdoor/parking lot)

Free and open to the entire community.  Come listen, share and discuss our unjust immigration policy.  Learn what we can do to change the broken system. 

For addition information: John Ghertner or (585) 733-3171.

Co-Sponsors:  Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Genesee Valley NYLCU, Greater Rochester Coalition on Immigration Justice, Latin American Solidarity Committee, League of Women Voters, Public Policy Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Rochester Committee on Latin America (ROCLA), Rochester Regional Joint Board/Workers United, Rural and Migrant Ministry, The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester, Western NY Peace Center, Workers Justice Center.

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