Councilwoman LaFortune, Lt. Governor McKee, Rep. Regunberg and Members of the Haitian Community to Host Press Conference Condemning President Trump’s Most Recent Racist Remarks

The national media recently reported racist and derogatory comments made by President Trump against Haitians and other immigrant communities. Haitians in Rhode Island stand together to condemn the President’s racist and xenophobic comments.

“The Haitian community has withstood over 200 years of racism and various forms of oppression,” stated Providence Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune, Ward Three.  “And on the eighth anniversary of the most devastating earthquake to impact humanity, The President should be recognizing the many lives lost, not insulting Haitians and other immigrant communities.”

The ongoing systemic discrimination against Haitians and other immigrant communities deserves global attention. Haitians throughout history has made significant economic, cultural and educational contributions to our local and international communities.

We invite the Rhode Island community, leaders, partners, and elected officials to join us on Sunday, January, 14th at 2pm at the Dorcas International Institute to stand against the President’s racist rhetoric.

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