On behalf of The Haitian League, its friends and partners, please accept our invitation to participate in the first National Congress and Convention of Haitian-Americans, Friday-Sunday October 10-12 at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, Newark, New Jersey. Your presence and support as a community representative, interest group member, speaker, sponsor, donor or exhibitor will be invaluable. Complete registration materials are at thlnet.org
The congress is meant to be a weekend of authoritative reports, appeals for action, bold initiatives and spirited discussion to identify and mobilize the potential of more than two million Haitians in America. The aim is to improve living conditions and opportunities, both here and in Haiti, through coordinated programs that are a match for the problems at hand. We intend to “go beyond band-aids” so that painful problems, once solved, will stay solved – the essence of sustainable development.
In the past month, organizations including The Haitian League have been gathering and sending relief supplies and organizing emergency missions to towns and villages they have long supported. This is, indeed, the right time for a congress to address the need for remedies -- disaster preparedness, reforesting mountainsides, land planning, restoring damaged communities, managing water, building more lakes, supplying resources for homes, infrastructure, food production and private investment. A momentum has gathered that needs to be continued with more emphasis to Haiti’s crisis. Now a better part of the congress will be devoted to Haiti’s plight. Both here and in Haiti, it is a time for change, not business as usual. We welcome your comments and suggestions and thank you in advance for your participation and generosity.
Bernier Lauredan, Sr., M.D.
President, The Haitian League
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Bernier Lauredan, Sr., M.D. Zaida Torres The Haitian League, 22 Ball Street, Suite 100
Irvington, New Jersey 07111-3536
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