Tool Kit: Think Global, Act Local

Interested in putting on an activity in your local area? Here is everything you need to raise awareness, take to the streets, and hold our leaders accountable.

Some information provided by We Are All Dominicans.


  1. Updated Fact Sheet/Ficha Técnica  (English/ Spanish )
  2. Week of Action Flyer (English)
  3. Are you Haitian? Nationality Infographic
  4. ¿Es Usted un Ciudadano de Haití?
  5. Join the Movement Handout/Flyer
  6. Statelessness Chart
  7. Timeline of Denationalization (English/Spanish)
  8. Fact Sheet about Law 169-14 (English/Spanish)
  9. #Rights4ALLinDR social media header
  10. #Rights4ALLLinDR Long-term Strategy
  11. Blank Flyer Template
  12. State or Local Resolution Template
  13. Copy of Recent Resolutions Passed 
  14. Discussion Questions
  15. Self-care for Activists
  16. Junot Diaz meme
  17. U.S. "Imperialism" meme or Imperialism is meme
  18. Our Moral Obligation meme
  19. A refugee is meme
  20. Asi es que parece un patriota meme
  21. Secretary Kerry's silence on DR meme (English/ Spanish)

Required Reading

  1. In Exile
  2. Left Behind: How Statelessness in the DR Limits Children's Access to Education
  3. Justice Derailed: The Uncertain Fate of Haitian Migrants and Dominicans of Haitian Descent in the DR
  4. Internal Exile: The Plight of Dominicans of Haitian Descent
  5. Displaced in the DR
  6. Discrimination and Denationalization in the Dominican Republic
  7. #BlackLivesMatterDR Reading List
  8. Birthright Denied
  9. IACHR Report on Human Rights Situation in the Dominican Republic
  10. Torn at the Seam: Migration, Deportations, and Humanitarian Concerns on the Island of Hispaniola

Legal Analyses

  1. Dominican Republic Constitutional Court Ruling TC/0168/13 (English Translation done by HALANY)
  2. Inter-American Court condemns unprecedented situation of statelessness in the Dominican Republic
  3. Legal Analysis of TC 168/13 by Dominican Constitutional Expert Nassef Perdomo
  4. Judicial Denationalisation of Dominicans of Haitian descent

  5. We Are Dominican: Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality in Dominican Republic (English/Spanish)

  6. Sovereignty and Social Justice: The "Haitian Problem" In the Dominican Republic


1. Birthright Crisis
Birthright Crisis is a documentary produced by Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees. Drawing on personal accounts, the documentary explores the challenges facing Dominicans of Haitian descent and their Haitian immigrant parents, including discrimination, violence, and attempts by the state to deprive them of crucial ID documents, as well as the inspiring ways that young Dominicans of Haitian descent have mobilized to fight for their rights.

2. Testimonies of young Dominicans of Haitian descent
This video compiles, with English subtitles, several personal testimonies gathered by the Dominican Republic’s affiliate of World Vision/Visión Mundial. In it, young Dominicans of Haitian descent share their stories of being denied their birth certificate and national ID card, and the negative impact this has had on them, largely putting their lives on hold.

3. Statelessness in the Dominican Republic
An analysis of laws and policies, preceding the Constitutional Tribunal’s decision, used by the Dominican government to deprive Dominicans of Haitian descent of crucial ID documents needed for basic life activities, including going to school, getting a job, and getting married.

4. Lakay (Home)
A short documentary that investigates the virtually unknown fight of Haitian-Bahamians, the second generation of Haitian immigrants, born without a nation. Stateless in the country of their birth.

5. The Price of Sugar

Tourists flock to pristine beaches of the DR with little knowledge that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians are under armed guard on plantations harvesting sugarcane, most of which ends up in US kitchens. Cutting cane by machete, they work 14 hour days, 7 days a week, frequently without access to decent housing, electricity, clean water, education, healthcare or adequate nutrition. This film raises key questions about where the products we consume originate, at what human cost they are produced and ultimately, where our responsibility lies.

6. VICE: Raw Coverage From the DR

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, including children born in the country to undocumented parents, faced imminent deportation on Wednesday if they failed to complete a "regularization" process by midnight as authorities prepared to enforce a new law. VICE News reporters Monica Villamizar and Eric Fernandez broadcasted live from Santo Domingo covering the local reaction.

7. Haitian Foreign Minister M. Lener Renauld , OAS Mtg on July 8, 2015

The Haitian Foreign Minister testifies before a special session of the OAS. Interesting comments follow from Jamaica, St. Kitts, and a rebuttal from the Dominican Republic.

8. Dark Skinned Dominicans and First Generation Dominicans of Haitian parentage speak on racism in the DR

9. What Does it Mean to be Stateless?

As the Dominican Republic prepares to round up, deport and make thousands of people of Haitian descent legally stateless, here's what statelessness means.

10. Dominicans of Haitian Descent Find Themselves Stateless

The Dominican Republic is forcing out thousands of native-born Dominicans of Haitian descent – making them stateless.

11. Just Cause- Dominicans of Haitian Descent

This program discusses the legal abuses committed in the Dominican Republic against citizens of Haitian descent based on changes to the country's constitution. 

12. El Plan de Regularización fue discriminatorio y arbitrario, dice Marino Zapete

13. Patricia Solano: Negro y de apellido “raro”

Un hombre contó a Noticias SIN el viacrucis que tuvo que sufrir para renovar la cédula. A pesar de que todos sus documentos certifican que es dominicano en la oficialía del estado civil le dijeron que su apellido era raro.

14.Dominicana de ascendencia haitiana del grupo B de la ley 169-14

15. La realidad de muchos dominicanos-as de ascendencia haitiana y de la población pobre en general.


17. Stateless in the Dominican Republic (Amnesty International)