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Is Haiti a Nation State?

Sunday, November 24 @ 1:00 pm

Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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(This panel is in Haitian Creole, with English interpretation)

Since 1804, Haiti owns a territory and occupies a specific geographical space. The country’s government is supposedly autonomous, and Haiti has a culture and a language allowing his people—11+ million, in majority black—to communicate amongst themselves. Yet, many observers wonder if Haiti is indeed a nation state. In other words, does Haiti fulfill all the criteria for sovereignty? Featuring five panelists whose living and writing transcend national borders, this panel reflects one of the world’s most complex places back on itself, focusing on one question: How can we reimagine Haiti—our home in crisis? Victor Benoit, Christophe Charles, and Alin Louis Hall will discuss the enduring difficulties Haiti has faced since independence. Moderated by: Pierre Gerson Joseph (WSRF)

ÈSKE AYITI SE YON ETA-NASYON? Depi 1804, Ayiti gen yon teritwa ak yon espas jewografik presi. Gouvènman peyi a swadizan granmoun.  Ayiti gen yon kilti ak yon lang ki pèmèt popilasyon li an—ki depase 11 milyon, epi ki an majorite nwa—kominike antre yo. Epoutan, anpil obsèvatè ap mande tèt yo eske Ayiti se yon eta? E lè  y ap gade jan enstitisyon yo an dekadans, yo mande èske Ayiti se yon nasyon toutbon. Sa vle di, eskè Ayiti respekte tout kondisyon yo pou souverènte li? Manm panèl sa a, ki nan kote yo rete ak nan sa yo ekri, depase fwontyè nasyonal yo, pral reflechi sou youn nan peyi ki pi konplèks yo nan lemond. Kesyon an se  kijan nou kapab repanse Ayiti—Yon peyi ki an kriz? Victor Benoit, Christophe Charles, and Alin Louis Hall pral diskite sou difikilte sa yo Ayiti pa janm sispann kontre depi lendepandans. Moderatè : Pierre Gerson Joseph (WSRF)

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Date:
Sunday, November 24
Time:
1:00 pm
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Authors

Alin L. Hall
Victor Benoît

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Language
Creole
Occurrence
Annual

Venue

Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
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