An n’ Pale | Café Conversation with Michèle Montas-Dominique
Join us for a conversation with Michèle Montas-Dominique as she discusses her journalistic career as well as her recent human rights and advocacy work in Haiti.
Ms. Montas-Dominique is an award winning professional broadcast journalist, editorialist and visiting lecturer, with over a dozen awards, including the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for excellence in journalism, from Columbia University. She has served as Spokesperson for the Secretary General of the United Nations, as Spokesperson for the President of the United Nations General Assembly, and as Senior Adviser to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Haiti.
During her thirty year career as a Haitian radio journalist, Ms. Montas-Dominique was instrumental in keeping alive the flame of free speech during a difficult time in Haiti’s history. She played a major role in establishing a tradition of professional journalism in a country where violence, politics and poverty have impeded its growth. Ms. Montas-Dominique worked closely with her husband, crusading journalist and outspoken democracy advocate, Jean Dominique, as they exposed human rights abuses, political corruption and state-sponsored violence. The couple’s work resulted in their arrest, harassment and two forced exiles. Jean Dominique was assassinated in 2000 and Ms. Montas-Dominique was forced to close Radio Haiti in 2003, after she survived an attempt on her life.
Ms. Montas-Dominique is currently working in New York as a free-lance writer and a consultant on Human Rights and media issues. She has been active on justice issues in Haiti, as a plaintiff in two cases presently before the same appellate Court in Port au Prince, that of her husband’s presumed assassins and that of the Duvalier regime.
DATE / TIME: Thursday, January 29th, 2015 | 6-9pm.
Light refreshments will be served from 6-7.
LOCATION: 558 St. Johns Place | Brooklyn, NY 11238 Google Map
Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Ave.
ADMISSION: Free/$10 suggested donation.
|An n’ Pale is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.|