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Haiti – Diaspora : Program of the Haiti Week in Washington DC

Haiti – Diaspora : Program of the Haiti Week in Washington DC

The Haitian Ambassador to Washington D.C, Paul Altidor has sent us the programming of the Haiti Week in DC which will take place in the US capital May 13-21 in partnership with “Busboys and Poets”. http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20815-haiti-culture-haiti-week-in-washington-dc.html . All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. We invite you to share this program which celebrates the richness of Haitian culture and the dynamism of Haiti.

PROGRAM :

From May 15 through May 21, 2017, a specially crafted Haitian menu item will be available at all the Busboys and Poets locations. Make plans with friends, family and colleagues to go (re)discover Haitian cuisine at Busboys and Poets.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Haitian Cooking Class

Guests will participate in cooking a traditional Haitian meal and also learn how to mix a Haitian cocktail. They will be guided through step-by-step instructions by Haitian Chef Dimitri Lilavois.

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

Time: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/haitian-cooking-class-with-chef-discussions-and-dining-with-haitis-ambassador-tickets-34327371091

Dining Experience after the Cooking Class with Haiti’s Ambassador

Guests will join Ambassador Paul G. Altidor in the decorated patio of the Embassy, along with Chef Dimitri Lilavois and students of the class for a memorable meal prepared by the cooking class.

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

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Cost: Free
RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/haitian-cooking-class-with-chef-discussions-and-dining-with-haitis-ambassador-tickets-34327371091

Monday, May 15, 2017

Reshaping the Haiti Narrative: A Movement in the Making

A Conversation with Ambassador Altidor and Andy Shallal

Join us for a fireside chat with Haiti’s Ambassador to the US, Paul G. Altidor, and the owner of Busboys and Poets, Andy Shallal. You can look forward to an intimate discussion on a wide range of topics.

Location: Busboys and Poets (5th and K – 1025 5th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20008)

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
RSVP: Open to the Public (limited capacity)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Food & Folklore Presents Haitian Culinary Tradition with Chef Nadege Fleurimond

This dinner series held at Mulebone Restaurant intertwines storytelling and fabulous food. It is wrapped in the spirit of gifted storyteller and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston’s brand of hospitality – a generosity with food. This event will include a four-course Haitian meal crafted by Chef Dimitri Lilavois, a special cocktail and a chef talk with Haitian culinary expert and author Nadege Fleurimond and Mulebone’s Chef Lisa Kemp.

Location: Mulebone Restaurant (2121 14th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20009)
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $45 per person (plus tax and tip)
RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/food-folklore-presents-haitian-culinary-tradition-with-chef-nadege-fleurimond-and-chef-dimitri-tickets-34327582724

Notes: Chef Nadege will have her books on display for sale

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Private Guided Tour: Honoring Haitian Contributions to African American History and Culture

This intimate guided tour through the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will highlight the contributions of the Republic of Haiti and by notable Haitians on display in the museum. The tour will be conducted by Dr. Joanne Hyppolite, museum curator specializing in “Cultural Expressions.” She is a co-curator of “A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture” exhibit.

Location: National Museum of African American History and Culture (1400 Constitution Ave, NW Washington, D.C. 20560)

Time: 9:00 am

Cost: Free

RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/private-guided-tour-honoring-haitian-contributions-to-african-american-history-and-culture-tickets-34328047113

We Are Forever United: A Conversation Honoring Haitian Contributions to African American History and Culture

Panelists: Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University; Dr. Joanne Hyppolite, Museum Curator specializing in cultural expressions; Patrick Delatour, Architect of historical monuments and former Haitian Minister of Tourism; Patrick Tardieu, Curator of Haiti’s oldest library Bibliothèque Haitienne Des Pères du St. Esprit.

Location: Busboys and Poets (Brookland – 625 Monroe St NE Washington, D.C. 20017)

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
RSVP: Open to the Public (limited capacity)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

(Re)discovering Haiti through its Arts and its People: Embassy Open House

The DC community is invited to tour the Embassy for Haitian Flag Day. Guests will have an opportunity to view exquisite Haitian art from the private collections of Galerie Monnin and Fritz Racine. Guests will also explore the latest edition of the Embassy’s Pearls of Excellence, an exhibit showcasing the contributions of people of Haitian descent to the advancement of American life. The evening will continue with a poetry slam session by Haitian-American author, emcee and public speaker, Jeff Dess, and Pages Matam, Director of Poetry Events at Busboys and Poets. Haitian 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
RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/haiti-week-live-acoustic-performance-by-haitian-songstress-emeline-michel-tickets-34328528553

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

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)

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)

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
RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/bien-abye-les-jardins-de-la-mode-pop-up-shop-dc-tickets-34048797871

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20815-haiti-culture-haiti-week-in-washington-dc.html

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