AfricaNow! November 8, 2017
Topics: The UN & Politics in Haiti; and Planned Desecration of African Burial Ground in Bethesda, Maryland
Topics and Guests: This past October marked the end of the 13-year controversial tenure of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (known popularly by the French acronym MINUSTAH)—a peacekeeping force in country that was not at war. In its place the United Nations has created United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH). Joining AfricaNow! to discuss the past, present and future role of UN in Haiti—particularly the UN peacekeepers’ role in bringing cholera to the country—and about the political situation in Haiti is Ms. Nicole Phillips, Esq. Staff Attorney, at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). Ms. Nicole Phillips, Esq. is Staff Attorney, at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). Ms. Phillips is Assistant Director of Haiti programs and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, as well as a law professor at the Université de la Foundation Dr. Aristide (UNIFA) in Port-au-Prince.
Landgrab has adversely affected African and indigenous peoples worldwide. There has been destruction and occupation of where people live and work and scared places such as burial grounds. Today we focus on planned desecration of an African burial ground in Bethesda, Maryland with a report that previously aired on WPFW’s What’s At Stake—as we continue to commemorate the International Decade for People of African Descent and Native American Heritage Month. Featured in the discussion are: Mr. Harvey Matthews, Trustee of Macedonia Baptist Church; Ms. Laurel Hoa of Standing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ); Ms. Siki Dlanga, South African poet; and Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo Co-Host of What’s At Stake.
Photo courtesy of Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH).
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