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Sunday, April 6th, 1-3 pm∗

East Side Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland


Le Marron Inconnu

Please note this event was originally scheduled for March 3rd and has been rescheduled for April 6th.

On the 20th anniversary of the 2004 coup that overthrew the democratically elected administration of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the Fanmi Lavalas Party, we commemorate the continued resistance of Haiti’s grassroots movement. 

Featured speakers: Dr. Maryse Narcisse and Joel Edouard “Pacha” Vorbe, members of the Fanmi Lavalas Executive Committee, via zoom. 

Haiti’s Lavalas governments made historic advances in health care, women’s rights, housing, economic justice, food sovereignty and education. 

The 2004 coup reversed these gains and ushered in 20 years of foreign occupation, dictatorship and terror, and a wave of neoliberal economic policies that have created a disaster in Haiti. 

But the achievements of the Aristide administrations are etched deep in the soul of Haiti and remain a foundation for Haiti’s future. 

Join us for this special event with leaders of Fanmi Lavalas, the people’s party of Haiti.