From a mailing list I subscribe to:
The United Nations Associations of Houston is hosting Sonia Pierre,founder of the Movement for Dominican Women of Haitian Descent, as well as the recipient of the 2006 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.
Saturday, August 14, 11 a.m.
(Lunch on your own)
Ms. 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 migrant labor village who were protesting for better wages and living conditions. She was awarded the The 2010 U.S. State Department International Woman of Courage and was the recipient of the 2006 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award as a result of her tireless work advocating for the rights of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic.