Scripps College will be holding a discussion with Dr. Maryse Narcisse, spokeswoman and presidential candidate of Fanmi Lavalas, the party of Haiti’s first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
As a medical doctor, Dr. Narcisse led the Aristide Foundation’s medical response after the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew. This is her first visit to California. Over the past two years, Haiti’s popular movement has fought a relentless campaign for free and fair elections. Tens of thousands of Haitians demonstrated for months in support of Dr. Narcisse’s candidacy. They fought to overturn the results of fraudulent elections that gave the presidency to a U.S. backed right wing candidate. A Lavalas militant since she was a medical student, Dr. Narcisse has been in the streets with the people day after day throughout the campaign, as they faced police bullets, tear gas, water hoses and clubs.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Balch Auditorium, 9th & Columbia Ave
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