Mission | Our Work

The Haitian Roundtable (HRT), founded in New York in 2008, is an organization comprised of Haitian-American professionals who are committed to civic engagement as well as philanthropic endeavors benefiting Haiti, Haitian organizations and causes. The organization seeks to heighten awareness locally and nationally of Haitians as an emerging constituency among key stakeholders and institutions through networking, forums and events. The Haitian Roundtable also aims to inform, advocate and promote Haiti as a positive brand.
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Celebrating Haitian-American Success

A sold-out audience attended the November 9 induction ceremony for the Haitian Roundtable’s 1804 List for 2017. The fifth annual list of Haitian-American achievers included a museum curator, a Florida police chief, a poet laureate, two Olympians, a hospital chief, a university president and a legendary rapper. Paul Altidor, the Haitian Ambassador to Washington, received the Catherine Flon award at a glittering event co-hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Gardère and Mona Scott-Young. For a complete list of inductees and photos from the event, click here.

Tackling Sickle Cell in Haiti

The Haitian Roundtable has teamed up with Dr. Natasha Archer to tackle sickle cell disease in Haiti. The strategic partnership was announced at this year’s 1804 List event. Dr. Archer, a pediatric hematologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and 2016 inductee to the 1804 List, aims to screen 100,000 newborns annually in Haiti for the inherited blood disorder that kills up to 90% of those affected before the age of five.

Find out more and how you can help by clicking here.

Celebrating Haiti’s 214th Birthday

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer was designated an Honorary Haitian at the Haitian Roundtable’s annual Independence Day Celebration for 2018. Stringer was honored for his support of Haiti along with Haitian-Americans Jacques Jiha, the New York City Commissioner of Finance, musician Paul Beaubrun and blogger Whenda Tima, CEO of L’Union Suite.

The event was held on January 23, 2018 at Row House Harlem-UnderBar on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Haitian Independence is traditionally celebrated on January 1, commemorating the signing of the Haitian Declaration of Independence on that date in 1804.

Civic Engagement

HRT provides opportunities for its members and the community at large to learn and engage on numerous civic issues, by hosting public forums on local elections, organizing dialogues on challenges women face in Haiti, and recognizing local leaders who support the community at the annual Haitian Independence Day Awards.
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Haiti Dialogue Series

HRT hosts the Haiti Dialogue Series, which serves as a forum to discuss current and relevant topics that impact the Haitian community. The Dialogue Series brings together distinguished thought leaders and accomplished practitioners for candid conversation on a variety of important issues.

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Kreyol Connection

HRT frequently sponsors Kreyol Connection. These networking receptions offer opportunities for professionals to celebrate Haitian culture after work, as they build lasting social bonds. The events are held at elegant venues throughout New York City and co-hosted by various high profile Haitian-Americans.
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