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Copy of We Are Unidos

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Megan Rooney

on 4 May 2015

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Transcript of Copy of We Are Unidos

Methods of Research
Minimal coverage in the United States
Most coverage of the law & its effects provided by European and other international sources
Return to the DR in 2014
Components of the Paper
United We Understand is born
I decided to make a website where I could bring all the news together instead of leaving them all dispersed
How did I get here?
Section III: Shift of discourse to solidarity
United We Understand
Section I:
Law 168-13
By Zameena Mejia
Unidos Nos Entendemos
Join the conversation
United We Understand
2011: First visit to the Dominican Republic in over 10 years
La Jaiba,
La Isabela

Along came Junior
Law 168-13 & its effects
First-hand observations of interactions between Dominicans and Haitians
Spoke with Junior's mom about her experience
Finally saw the little shanty town in my very own pueblo
Section II: Historical background of the conflict in Hispaniola from the colonial period to the Trujillo dictatorship
Thank you!
2 hrs (car)=<100 km
Mass media
Most information has been published within the last 20 years
Exposed to a whole new side of academia I had never been exposed to before
1. Explanation of Law 168-13

2. Historical background of the conflict in Hispaniola from the colonial period to the Trujillo dictatorship

3. The shift of discourse to solidarity
Denies Dominican nationality to anyone born after 1929 who does not have at least one parent of Dominican blood.
Estimated 500,000 immigrants live in the Dominican Republic without appropriate documents. Nearly 90 percent are of Haitian descent.
This resulted in the naturalization Law 169-14, which allows those with Dominican birth certificates to apply for citizenship.
2.1 The colonial period and relevant treaties
2.2 Haitian occupation of the Dominican Republic and Dominican independence

2.3 United States occupation of the Dominican Republic and Haiti
2.4 Trujillo's Dictatorship

Reflections on the history between Dominicans and Haitians as represented in Literature
Poems by Julia Alvarez and Edwidge Danticat

Performances by David Perez ("Karmadavis")
Acknowledgment and knowledge work hand in hand
The tension is not felt only on an insular level; it is felt worldwide
Development as a professional journalist in charge of telling a sensitive story
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