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.

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The Haitian Roundtable’s Board of Directors hosted a fall 2017 special edition of its Kreyol Connection networking reception in celebration of Haitian culture on September 19th at BK9 Restaurant and Bar in downtown Brooklyn. The Haitian Roundtable feted its new and returning members, as well as 2017 co-chairs, sponsors and inductees of the 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers and Ones to Watch.

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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