National Day of Action
Stop Anti-Haitianism, Denationalization and Mass
Deportations in the Dominican Republic!
Wednesday, July 1 2015
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The movement for black liberation is global. From Charleston to Santo Domingo — BLACK LIVES MATTER! We Are All Dominican wants to connect the struggles of African peoples and highlight the state-sponsored oppression Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants are facing in the Dominican Republic.
Thank you for your participation in this National Day of Action! The following resources are included to help you organize:
It is clear that black lives are under siege worldwide and we will not watch in silence. During a National Day of Action, on Wednesday July 1, we are standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of Haitian descent in Dominican Republic who are fighting against the xenophobic and anti-Haitian actions of the Dominican government.
The protest in your city will be an important show of solidarity with Dominicans of Haitian descent and show the leaders of the Dominican Republic that the world is watching. Just last week leaders in the Dominican Republic used immigration laws and legal manipulation to expel
Dominicans of Haitian descent and to deport Haitian migrants, many of whom have lived in the country for decades. Communities with a large concentration of Haitian descendants are being patrolled by military police who rely on racial profiling to determine who is not a “Dominican.” Families are being separated, men and women are beaten alike, homes are robbed and destroyed and thousands have already been expelled from the country. These acts of state violence have intimidated many into fleeing their homes and head to the border of DR/Haiti where the only certainty is further oppression.
From Dominican Republic to Charleston to Ferguson to New York
We Are All Dominican