Cabral/Truth: The Time is Now - an Update on Minimum Wage and Human Rights in Haiti

 

 

Monday November 4, 2013 6:00pm-8:00pm

Busboys and Poets 2021 14th Street, NW (14th and V Streets) Washington DC 20009

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Come hear updates from organizations working on human rights and labor rights throughout Haiti today. Post-Earthquake Haiti has seen hastened efforts by multi-national companies to expand poverty-wage jobs throughout the country as an answer to jobs. These jobs have frequent documentation of wage theft, intimidation of union organizers, poor safety and sexual harassment. We’ll hear reports from organizations working with and representing human rights defenders, labor organizers and calling for US and UN accountability in aid.  The discussion seeks to link history and current affairs by encouraging individual and collective activism.

Our panel will be moderated by Nicole Lee, President of TransAfrica, and include remarks from Kysseline Cherestal, Senior Policy Analyst at Action Aid, Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, and Nicole Phillips, Staff Attorney at the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux/Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti.

Click here to listen to the discussion.