Sep 23, 2014
6:30pm - 8:30pm    |    Lester Pollack Colloquium Room , 245 Sullivan Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY

After a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, 1.5 million people lost their homes. Four years later, more than 100,000 people continue to live in informal tent cities where they face regular threats of eviction, water and sanitation problems, and security risks.

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice invites you to watch Mozayik, a documentary about life in the Mozayik displacement camp. Following the film hear from filmmaker Jon Bougher, Haitian housing rights activist Jackson Doliscar, and Professor Meg Satterthwaite. The panelists will discuss the human rights issues highlighted in the film, how they fit into the international legal context, how activists can encourage participation within affected communities, and how participation can facilitate rights protections.

About the panelists:

Jon Bougher, Filmmaker

Jackson Doliscar, Forces for Reflection and Action on Housing Matters (FRAKKA in Kreyol)

Prof. Margaret Satterthwaite, CHRGJ Faculty Director and Co-chair

About the film:

Mozayik is the story of Augustin Mona in his fight against this forced eviction. A musician with dreadlocks down his back, he reluctantly fills the role of camp leader. Navigating the maze of international organizations, government agencies and businesses trying to reconstruct Haiti, Mona discovers an informal settlement called “Canaan” – the Promised Land. Filmed over the course of one year, the film provides a first-person look at the rights of housing in Haiti.

Valid ID and RSVP are required for this event. Please RSVP here or email Audrey Watne at watnea@exchange.law.nyu.edu by September 19 to be guaranteed admission. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

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