“Today I am embarrassed to call myself Dominican, yet I want the world to know that not all Dominicans are racist! The Dominican Republic’s highest court ordered the denationalization of all Haitians who were born after 1929, and according to news reports, more than 210,000 Dominican born children of Haitian descent could be deported next year. The ruling violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that everyone has the right to a nationality and no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality.” ~ Excerpt from Latina Magazine written by Alicia Anabel Santos
“One of the important lessons of the Holocaust is that the first step to genocide is to strip a people of their right to citizenship.” ~ Mark Kurlansky, Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat, and Julia Alvarez.
Many will say that they believe in social justice and the protection of human rights, but how many of us join the marches, campaigns and demonstrations in solidarity and action!
THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION!!!
Join us on Friday, November, 15th in New York City at 6:00pmas we publicly denounce the Tribunals decision in the Dominican Republic of stripping Dominican born Haitians of their citizenship. A decision that will affect an estimated 200,000 Haitians!
This is not a Haitian issue – this is a Dominican issue!
Join us tomorrow, at the event:
Noche de compromiso y accion por los derechos humanos / A night of commitment and action for Human Rights.
Event starts at 6:00 PM sharp!
To be held at:
Auditorium 1199 SEIU
Martin Luther King Labor Center
310W 43rd Street
Please sign our petition: Representatives of Dominicans in the Exterior and NYC Elected Officials: Act to Prevent the denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian descent and Defend the human rights of ALL Dominicans and immigrants.
WE MUST DEFEND THE RIGHTS OF ALL DOMINICANS!!!