Haitian Embassy in DC Launches Haiti Week For Haitian Heritage Month

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Are you going to be in the DMV area this week and through the month of May? Or do you live there? The Haitian Embassy in DC has been holding several cultural events throughout the month of May. Here are some you should consider attending in the next few days.

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
(Re)discovering Haiti through its Arts and its People: Embassy Open House

Those who are in the DMV area and beyond are invited to tour the Embassy in honor of Haitian Flag Day. Patrons will be able to view art pieces from the extensive collections of Galerie Monnin and Fritz Racine. The Embassy’s Pearls of Excellence, an exhibit showcasing the contributions of people of Haitian descent to the advancement of American life, will also be available for viewing. A poetry slam with Haitian-American author, emcee and motivational speaker, Jeff Dess, and Pages Matam, Director of Poetry Events at Busboys and Poet is also part of the menu. Haitian-inspired cocktails will be served.

Location: Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20008)

Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Cost: Free. Must RSVP.

Haitian Embassy Yamiche Alcindor

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017

Where Do We Go from Here: A panel conversation on current issues in the U.S. featuring prominent Haitian-Americans at the forefront of sociopolitical affairs who will also reflect on how their Haitian heritage has shaped their political trajectory.

Panelists: Former US Ambassador to South Africa and former Democratic National Committee Executive Director, Patrick Gaspard, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and former Massachusetts State Representative, Marie St. Fleur

Moderator: Yamiche Alcindor of the New York Times, formerly of USA Today

Location: Busboys and Poets (14th & V 2021 14th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20009)

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: Open to the Public (limited capacity)

Haitian Embassy Emeline Michel
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Soul of Haiti: Acoustic Performance by Internationally Acclaimed Haitian Songstress Emeline Michel

Emeline Michel is known for fusing pop, jazz, blues, and traditional Haitian rhythms into deeply moving, joyful music delivered with a charismatic live show.

Location: Busboys and Poets (Hyattsville – 5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781)

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: Open to the Public (limited capacity)

Haitian Embassy in DC Haitian Heritage M

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Rebuilding Haiti through Entrepreneurship: The Gift That Will Keep on Giving

Pop-up Shop Featuring Products from Haitian-American Designers and Entrepreneurs

The Bien Abyé “Les Jardins de la Mode” pop-up shop will display a collection of products sourced and/or inspired by Haiti. All the displayed items, from fashion accessories to home goods to gourmet products are created by a talented group of Haitian-American entrepreneurs. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase products from: Zesa Raw by Michelle Jean, Artisans du Monde by Nathalie Tancrede, Deux Noirs by Eddy Albertini, Vetiver Les Cayes by Reginald Canal and Bien Abyé by Dayanne Danier. In addition to seeing and buying these beautifully crafted products, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the designers and entrepreneurs behind these brands.

Location: Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20008)

Time: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Cost: Free

For more information and to RSVP, please visit click HERE!

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