My father grew up under a dictatorship…

My father grew up under a dictatorship in Haiti. By the time I was born in 1992, he was politically active and the Duvalier regime was dead but their legacy remained. I have memories of him hosting political meetings in our home in Jacmel and fighting for what is right. Yesterday, I stood with hundreds of people who are fighting to Keep Families Together and I told our story. We were lucky to achieve political asylum in 2000 but there are families that have escaped worse — murder, rape, trafficking — and they’re being denied entrance to the U.S. or they arrived and have been treated worse than human. Children as young as toddlers have been separated from their parents and this administration has taken on the viciousness of Andrew Jackson days. We, as citizens and people who know right from wrong, need to keep to the streets. Like John Lewis says, we have to cause some good trouble and demand humanity for every single person. Some things you can do: contact your senators, donate to Raices / ACLU, disseminate truthful information, vote in all elections especially midterms, watch the money (on Republican & Democratic sides), arm yourself with the ability to discern right from wrong, and ask political candidates the difficult questions. 🎥: Adian

2 thoughts on “My father grew up under a dictatorship…

  1. Just wanted to let you know that I posted your poem VOICE on my blog this morning 7.7.18 I hope it gets a lot of hits and I asked them all to buy your book. If there is a specific place that they can buy can you let me know and I’ll edit the blog and put it on there. I enjoyed seeing you on Sunday at the rally and Chip is now your #1 fan. I posted the picture of you with him at the Saturday Rally in the blog. Thanks for the book I love it!! Best of luck with your work to make this world a better more loving place to live. Kathy Bishop
    http://www.unlockthedoortolearning.com
    is the address for the blog

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