[act-ma] Meeting tomorrow (Weds) for Haiti solidarity & action!

Lindsay Schubiner lschubiner at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 12:09:46 PST 2010

Hi everyone!

Hope to see you at the next *UnityAyiti meeting tomorrow at 6:30 pm* at
Encuentro 5 (that's 33 Harrison Ave, Downtown Crossing / Chinatown on the
T). This meeting will follow up on last Friday's teach-in and all the energy
and ideas that came out of it!

*Check out our new website here!*  www.unityayiti.org.

*An urgent issue that has been emerging* in recent days is the cholera
outbreak and the poor humanitarian response - led by the UN - resulting in
conditions ideal for a severe epidemic.  Independent surveys show more than
280 people per toilet in the camps, which are now mud and waterclogged from
storms.  At the end of October, an Associated Press investigation also
identified a UN base at Mirebalais as the potential source of the epidemic,
but the UN has yet to launch a formal investigation.  Protesters in the
north of the country are increasingly targeting the UN for its potential
role in the outbreak and for the lack of a proper humanitarian response.  We
hope to discuss this urgent situation and what we can do, on Wednesday.
More info below.

Also, a few of us may hold a skype call today around 10 to throw around some
ideas a bit beforehand on this issue - let me know if you're interested in

Protesters blame UN base for cholera in Haiti (Oct. 29)

Anger Erupts at U.N. in Haiti as Cholera Toll Nears 1,000 (Nov. 15)


On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 5:59 PM, Lindsay Schubiner <lschubiner at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello, everyone!
> Thank you tremendously for coming out to Friday's teach-in!!  The energy
> and ideas seemed boundless, and the time is always now to channel that into
> some action!  On that note, the* next UnityAyiti meeting will be this
> Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Encuentro 5, -- 33 Harrison Ave.*  Please join
> us!
> We will finalize the petition demands, decide on next steps, and start
> planning an action for December 12.
> I'm also including below the action sheet that was passed out at the
> teach-in.  And, more news-updates-action here:
> http://www.unity-ayity.info/2010/11/november-news-updates-and-action.html.
> We hope you will join us!!  And if you have any feedback on the teach-in,
> please do let us know.
> Kembe fem,
> the Unity Ayiti team
> Demanding Justice for Haiti: A Teach-In for accountability in aid and U.S.
> policy
> 1. View and comment on The Petition
> You can view the full petition and submit your comments at:
> www.unity-ayity.info/2010/11/draft-petition.html
> We will update it on a regular basis and discuss the final version at the
> next meeting.
> 2. Circulate the Petition
> Send the petition to other individuals who may be concerned and may have
> important comments about it. Upon completion of the petition, we will ask
> you to circulate it so that people can sign it.
> 3. Join us at our next planning meeting Wednesday November, 17 2010
> Follow up meeting: 6:30 pm @ Encuentro 5 (same place as today!)
> Bring your thoughts, suggestions, and plans for our next action on December
> 12
> 4.  Join us on December 12 for the 11 month mark of the earthquake
> For information, stay tuned on our email list, email
> haiti.insolidarity at gmail.com, or visit our website:
> http://www.unity-ayity.info/.  The website also lists action alerts
> regarding what you can do now, and relevant news!
> 5. Continue to make calls to Congress on the issue. See scripts provided
> for suggestions!
> Senator Coburn: 202.224.5754
> Senator Kerry: 202.224.2742
> Senator Corker: 202.224.3344
> More here:
> http://www.unity-ayity.info/2010/11/november-news-updates-and-action.html
> * *
> --
> Lindsay Schubiner
> 248.765.0412

Lindsay Schubiner

Lindsay Schubiner

Lindsay Schubiner
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