October 28, 2016
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Congressional Black Caucus To Examine Haitian Recovery Tomorrow



Washington D.C. – The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will hold a forum examining recovery and reconstruction efforts after the devastating earthquake in Haiti.


The event, “The Road to Recovery,” will take place Wednesday, March 24th at 3:00pm in the Congressional Auditorium of the Capitol VisitorsCenter.


The event discusses and reiterates the following:

  • Why Haiti matters to the United States

  • Role of the U.S. and international community, both governmental and nongovernmental organizations, in Haiti’s history

  • Relief, recovery, and reconstruction efforts 

  • Past rebuilding efforts – positives, negatives, and lessons moving forward


The agenda is as follows:


3:00-3:30pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • CBC Members

  • Congressional Leadership

  • H.E. Raymond Joseph, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Haiti 


3:30-4:00pm   Panel I: Paths Traveled - The History of U.S.-Haiti Relations

  • Dr. Greg Carr, Chair, Afro-American Studies Department, Howard University

  • Joseph E. Baptiste, National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians

  • Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq., Director of Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti(IJDH)



4:00-5:30pm   Panel II: Pathway Forward - Assessment and Policy Considerations for Rebuilding Haiti

  • H.E. Raymond Joseph, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United States

  • Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator

  • Mr. Bruno Le Marquis, Chief of Central Strategy and Policy, UNDP

  • Ms. Nicole Lee, TransAfrica Forum

  • Ms. Donna Barry, Partners in Health

  • Mr. Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI)

  • Richard Gonzalez, Urban Design Lab



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Congressional Black Caucus
2444 Rayburn Building
, DC 20515 
(202) 226-9776 (T)
(202) 225-9817 (F)

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