Haitian Identities and Caribbean Aesthetics/ Idantite Ayisyen Ak Estetik Karibeyen

In English with simultaneous interpretation into Haitian Creole
This panel of four Haitian women writers will address the impact of their Haitian and Haitian-American identity(ies) on their writing and the ways they navigate (hyper)visibility and erasure to honor Caribbean aesthetics. Join Marilène Phipps, author of Unseen Worlds, Katia D. Ulysse, author of Mouths Don’t Speak, and Fabienne Josaphat, …

The Realities of Haitian Migrations

In Haitian Creole with simultaneous interpretation into English
Individuals who migrate often experience the loss of cultural norms, religious customs, and social support systems. The adjustment to a new culture brings forth changes in identity and concept of self. In the case of Haiti, how do these changes affect the motherland – and the Haitian communities of the Diaspora? In this panel, …

#MeToo Movement in the Afro-Caribbean Communities

In Haitian Creole with simultaneous interpretation into English
In many African-Caribbean communities, reactions to the #MeToo movement often reflect a lack of adequate thought about abuse; in fact, these reactions can even indicate increasing levels of gender-based violence as a norm. Women brave enough to come out with their ordeals are often silenced or made to face backlash for their choice to demand justice. …