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Sonia Pierre to Reçoive Leadership Award From the State Department


On March 1, 2010 the American government awarded the Women Leadership Award to Sonia Pierre, founder of the Haitian-Dominican Women Movement. Pierre is now part of the 10 women who have received this distinction around the world, said Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in a press release. Pierre became an activist at the age of 13, when she was arrested for being the spokesperson of a group of Haitian sugar-cane cutters in her village who were protesting for better wages and living conditions. Since that time, she has dedicated her life to fighting anti-Haitian discrimination in the Dominican Republic as well as the broader issue of statelessness. She is coming to Washington to receive the award at the State Department.

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
May. 05, 2012

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