Friday town hall meeting in Roxbury to focus on Diaspora's role in Haiti

A town hall meeting entitled "Haitians Building Haiti:Towards Transparent and Accountable Development" will be held on Friday, March 26 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College. The event will feature members of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network and civil society representatives from Haiti. It begins at 5:30 p.m.
Scheduled speakers include Mayor Thomas M. Menino, keynote speaker Jean Lionel Pressoir of FONDESTHA, Haiti, and
Professor Marc Prou,Chair Africana Studies, UMASS, Boston, along with State Representatives Marie St. Fleur and Linda Dorcena Forry.

Sponsors: Barr Foundation, the Boston Foundation, National Haitian American Elected Officials Network, University of Massachusetts Boston William Monroe Trotter Institute and the Office of Government Relations and Public Affairs. Co-Sponsors: Haitian Studies Association, University of Massachusetts Boston Haitian Studies Project and the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies.