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Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium

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May 2019

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Georges Corvington: Port-au-Prince, My Unique and Only Love

Georges Corvington: Port-au-Prince, my Unique and Only love is a documentary about Haitian Historian Georges Corvington, best known for his seven-volume work on the history of Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, entitled Port-au-Prince Over the Years, which was published from 1970 to 1992. Corvington’s one passion: Port-au-Prince. He patiently tried to decode the city’s DNA and to recreate its urban genome. Buried under the rubble for hours after the January 12, 2010 earthquake, Georges Corvington came out alive,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

A Proverbial Education

A unique form of folklore, primarily oral in tradition, proverbs are expressions of wisdom passed down from generation to generation to impart common sense and valuable life lessons. Present in nearly every part of the globe, they constitute a powerful tool for educating a community on how to avoid mistakes of the past. Mgr. Pierre Andre Pierre, Prof. Max Manigat, and Dr. Emeline Alexis Schultz will discuss the importance of proverbial education in maintaining harmony in personal,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 2:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Perspectives on Vaudou Religion in Haiti

In Haiti, a wide array of religious groups coexist in harmony. Amongst all these religions, Vaudou carries the most notoriety, and has been instrumental in shaping Haitian culture. Vaudou guided the Haitian people through 300 years of slavery, and played an important role in the revolution that followed the Bwa Kayiman ceremony. Today, Vaudou  preserves the deep connection that exists between present-day Haiti and various African cultures. Dr. Jean Fils-Aimé, Prof. Jean-Claude Exulien, and Ms. Leonie Hermantin will discuss how Vaudou shaped Haitian society,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Call to Action: Restavèk! Child Slavery in Haiti

They come from every part of Haiti. Most of them leave rural areas in pursuit of a better life in the city. They are called many names: Restavèk, bòn (maid), domestik (domestic servant), gason lakou (janitor), but in most parts of the world, they would be considered child-slaves. Prof. Claudy Delne, Dr. Goldsmith Dorval, and Ms. Gepsie Metellus will discuss the plight of the many Haitian child-slaves living and working in substandard conditions, and the economic and societal factors that lead parents to give up the responsibility of raising their children,…

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