Solidarity with the Haitian People!
Last summer, the Haiti Support Group (HSG) launched this Gofundme page to celebrate 25 years of solidarity with the Haitian people. The HSG is a small but extremely active group. Launched at the Houses of Parliament in June 1992, for over two and a half decades we have collaborated with the poor majority in Haiti, reflecting and amplifying the views of grassroots, popular, participatory groups on the ground.
Any donation, no matter how small, will help us with the day-to-day running costs of our organisation. This includes the production of our Haiti Briefing. The publication provides our members, Haiti watchers and decision-makers with analysis of Haiti’s development issues, reflected through the voices of popular organisations on the ground.
We work with trade unions, women’s organisations, peasant groups, neighbourhood associations and human rights defenders who - we believe - are the best placed to represent and defend the vast majority of the Haitian people’s desire for real democracy, justice and equitable development. We also strive to support Haitian art, culture and history across the UK and overseas.
Your donation will ensure that our team of Haiti watchers, grassroots activists, campaigners, members of the Haitian Diaspora, legal experts, journalists, academics and development specialists can continue to amplify the voices of Haitian civil society to everyone and anyone that will listen. This includes calling out Donald Trump for his recent "shithole" comments. It also means we add an important counter-narrative to many of the larger charities and international NGOs who, lest we forget, all too often have overridden the needs of the Haitian people in pursuit of their own interests and agendas.
Please share widely!
Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated to us over the holidays! Here is a link to our most recent article entitled "Donald Trump just dug up the old Haiti AIDS myth. Help us shut it down". Please share widely! http://haitisupportgroup.org/trump-haiti-aids-myth/
A huge thank you to everyone that came to our 25th anniversary celebration! Remember, you can still donate via GoFundMe!