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Haiti: Sovereignty & Ownership
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
The world’s first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history’s only successful slave revolution. Yet more than two hundred years later, the full promise of the revolution—a free country and a free people—remains unfulfilled. Domestic forces have certainly contributed to Haiti’s turbulence. However, external actors, including the United States, the United Nations, and non-profits have always wielded considerable influence on Haiti’s past and her present. This panel will examine how this outside influence affected the country’s notions of sovereignty and its citizens’ efforts to build a truly independent country. With Michael Deibert, Robert Fatton Jr., Robert Maguire, and Chantalle F. Verna.
ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Ayiti Images, Consulat Général de France à Miami, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica, with the support of the Green Family Foundation. / ReadCaribbean se yon pwogram ki fèt grasa yon tèt ansanm avèk Sosyete Koukouy, Ayiti Images, Konsila Jeneral Peyi Lafrans nan Miami, Festival Literè Bocas, e ReadJamaica. Pwogram nan jwenn bourad nan men Green Family Foundation.