Local leaders and activists came together on Sunday in Brooklyn to stand in solidarity with the people of Haiti in a time of turmoil following the recent assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
On Newkirk Avenue between Nostrand Avenue and East 29th Street, a ‘Pray for Haiti’ vigil was held. The vigil was sponsored by Little Haiti BK, the Mayor’s Office, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Haitian-American community organizations, and the National Action Network.
Eric Adams said, “We grieve with our Haitian community over the tragic events that have taken place in Haiti in recent weeks. Our Haitian community is immeasurably contributing to our shared social, economic, and civic life in Brooklyn and beyond, and it is vital that we show solidarity with them during this difficult time.”
“Our Haitian-American community in New York have a shared goal: That is to see peace and unity in Haiti. We all share a cultural background and have friends, relatives, and loved ones living abroad, and we all wish for peace for the country,” said Sherbune Paul, Esq, president of the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York.
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