CLS Meeting 4th July – Solidarity with Haiti

San jistis pa gen lapè

Speaker Shodona Kettle Chair of the Haiti Support Group

Ayiti, The Pearl of the Antilles, famed for the 1791-1803 Revolution, abolition of the enslavement of Africans and their descendants on the island, and resistance of its people, is in a social, political, and economic bind.
In this presentation, I aim to shed light on the historical context that has led to contemporary events in Haitian politics and society. Further, thanks to conversations with Haitian civil society actors on the ground, I will introduce thoughts on the different ways in which the international and transnational community can work in concert with Haitians to bring about true democratic and social change.

Shodona Kettle is the current Chair of the Haiti Support Group. She was also Chair from 2015-2017. Shodona has worked and travelled throughout the Americas and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She is also a PhD student at the Institute of the Americas, University College London researching reparations movements for people of African descent in Latin America and The Caribbean with Haiti being one of her case studies.