By unanimous vote on May 25th at the Democrats Abroad Global Meeting, DA Haiti was welcomed as a full voting member of Democrats Abroad. We look forward to being part of this progressive organization giving voice to Americans living abroad. Here in Haiti we plan to grow our member community and get out the vote!
Solidarity matters! On Saturday, March 24th DA Members and friends gathered for social media posts to support the student-led March for Our Lives Movement to demand the safety of our children and action from our representatives for gun control. We also watched a film, Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA, to raise our awareness on the issue. Please see some pictures below from the event plus coverage by Democrats Abroad and the New York Times.
This summer under the theme of immigration we are reading Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario which is a true story of a young Honduran boy's journey on his own to join his mother in the US. See the review below.
We will meet to discuss the book on Tuesday, September 4th at 7pm at Presse Cafe in Petionville. If you would like a copy, you can buy or loan the book online, or you can buy a physical copy from us (while they last) by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for a great conversation! RSVP below.
Based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this is a timeless story of families torn apart. When Enrique was five, his mother, too poor to feed her children, left Honduras to work in the United States. The move allowed her to send money back home so Enrique could eat better and go to school past the third grade. She promised she would return quickly, but she struggled in America. Without her, he became lonely and troubled. After eleven years, he decided he would go find her. He set off alone, with little more than a slip of paper bearing his mother's North Carolina telephone number. Without money, he made the dangerous trek up the length of Mexico, clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains. He and other migrants, many of them children, are hunted like animals. To evade bandits and authorities, they must jump onto and off the moving boxcars they call the Train of Death. It is an epic journey, one thousands of children make each year to find their mothers in the United States.--From publisher description
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