Educational Toolkit


1937 Parsley Massacre Tool Kit & Resources

The Border of Lights collective has created the following resources to support awareness and action regarding the 1937 Parsley Massacre also known as the Haitian Massacre. For more information or to get involved please contact us.

Teaching about the Dominican Republic

An incredible, informative collection of essays, oral histories, poetry, fiction, analysis, interviews, primary documents, beautifully illustrated timelines, maps and interactive & interdisciplinary teaching aids on the history, politics, and culture of the fourth largest Latino community in the United States.

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.

Teaching For Change “publication to assist in bringing this history to the classroom…[has] posted Teaching About Haiti online. This 43-page booklet (PDF), last reprinted in 1994, can be downloaded and reproduced at no cost. While some of the statistics are dated, the history, songs, oral histories, and literature are very useful for students in elementary, middle and high schools.” The document can also be downloaded in sections on the Teaching for Change website.

The 1st Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) Lesson Plan Competition, 1st Place

“Teaching Genocide: Caribbean Dictatorships Compared to the Holocaust”, Reshma Ramkellawan

Teaching About Haiti Booklet – PDF

A Poem by Julia Alvarez

The Uncertain Fate of Haitian Migrants and   Dominicans of Haitian Descent in the Dominican Republic.



International Human Rights Clinic


A Poem by Edwidge Danticat

A Poem by Sherezada (Chiqui) Vicioso 

The Santo Domingo Museum of Modern Art (MAM) recently awarded Dominican artist Polibio Díaz for his video-performance “Manifiesto” [Manifesto] featuring two Haitian immigrants driving around the city of Santo Domingo, while reading The International Immigrants Movement Manifesto in the back seat of the car. Díaz was presented the award by Minister of Culture José Antonio Rodríguez and MAM director María Elena Ditrein.  

La Cátedra UNESCO de Comunicación, Democracia y Gobernabilidad, con sede en la Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) es un espacio académico que promueve la formación profesional de periodistas y estudiantes, y el debate sobre temas vinculados a la buena gobernanza, la democracia y la comunicación desde una perspectiva ética.


Forma parte de un sistema de 739 Cátedras UNESCO en el mundo, asociadas a ese organismo de Naciones Unidas desde universidades de excelencia académica para ayudarle a cumplir con su misión de “promover la educación, la ciencia y la cultura”. Además, está integrada a la red de cátedras UNESCO de comunicación.

Migración y desarrollo en el Caribe del Siglo XXI

Live stream of our work to amplify the power of immigrant communities to impact the root causes of inequality, defending and protecting basic human rights, including the right to live without fear.

Report presented to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the Occasion of its 140th Session October 2010

Racial Discrimination in Access to Nationality

Two girls born in the Dominican Republic to Dominican mothers applied for copies of their birth certificates. Local officials refused their request, as part of a deliberate policy to deny documents such as birth certificates to Dominicans of Haitian descent, refusing them recognition of their nationality. As a result of the denial, the girls could not go to school and faced other serious problems. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights found that this was racial discrimination.

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