We pride ourselves on our advocacy for Haitian Rhode Islanders. NB4HS provides a variety of events throughout the year which include: informational conferences about immigration bans, as well as information campaigns for our legislators.
On January 14, 2018, NB4HS organized a press conference, along with the help of city council Nivar Lafourtune to respond President Trump remarks about Haiti and immigrants from African countries. At this event, NB4HS was joined by community leaders, partners, including elected officials such as United States Senator Jack Reed, Lieutenant Governor Daniel J McKee, Congressman David Cicilline, President City Councilman David Salvotore, and NAACP President Jim Vincent, Rhode Island Democratic Party President Tolulope Kevin Olasanoye, as well as others.
· In September 2015, New Bridges for Haitian Success, Inc., held an open forum with a group of panelists with a full audience interested in discussing the current human rights crisis in the Dominican Republic. The Providence Journal spotlighted this forum on page two, opening much needed dialogue between Haitian-Americans and Dominican-Americans over news coming from their home island of Hispaniola related to deportations and human rights.
· On Saturday, October 10, 2015 New Bridges was invited at the Rhode Island statehouse by the Yoruba Elders’ 6th Annual Lecture to speak on the Denationalizing of Dominicans of Haitian Ancestry.
· On October 22, 2015, the New Bridges was invited at the U.N. in New York on the invitation of the board of the United Nations, Association of Young Professionals, to further highlight the crisis at the international level.
· On 23 of October, we held another public forum, a third in a series continuing the dialogue. This event was attended by representatives from the offices of both Mayor Jorge Elorza and Sen. Sheldon White house, Institute for Justice& Democracy in Haiti from Boston, D-RI, along with a journalist from Brown’s Daily.
· On February 22, 2016, New Bridges, was invited to Rhode Island College by the World Affairs Council of Rhode Island’ 6th Annual Lecture to speak on the Denationalizing of Dominicans of Haitian Ancestry.