Originally: Happy Hour Fund-Raiser

Happy Hour



Happy Hour Fund-Raiser for 3-Haitian Students Seeking Political Asylum


When:             Wednesday, March 12, 2003


Where:             Ooh La La

1800 M Street NW

Washington, DC


Time:              5:00pm ? 10:00pm


Cover: $25.00


There will be a live DJ, and between 5:00 and 6:00pm free Cosmopolitans will be served.


Threatened Haitian Students Need Your Help.


Jean Omial Cadet, 26, was slain on February 3, 2003. He was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in front of his house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Investigations reveal that Jean’s murder was a case of mistaken identity.  The actual target was his older brother, Roobens Cadet, 27, a third year student in the Faculty of Ethnology at the State University. On December 3, 2002, Roobens was beaten senseless by unknown aggressors, the day of a massive anti-government protest.


Although Roobens has been active in peaceful anti-government activities, he did not participate in this demonstration.  As a result, he was hospitalized for 2 weeks, after which he went into hiding with two student colleagues.  The two other students, along with Roobens, have been targeted and are being sought for their activities.  All three have been issued visas to emigrate into safety to a country whose name is being withheld for their safety and diplomatic reasons.  Considering the deteriorating security and human rights situation in Haiti, the trio desperately needs financial help to enable their travel into safety. The proceeds of this event will pay for 3 one-way tickets out of Haiti.


For more information contact: Patrick at  paugustin@lijech.com or 202.271.8871


This event is sponsored by L.I.J.E.C.H.


L.I.J.E.C.H. (Ligue des Jeunes Cadres Haïtiens d?Outre-Mer pour la Sauvegarde des Droits et Libertés) is a non-profit organization focusing on Haitian issues.