Thought leaders, trailblazers, rising stars and unsung heroes
The Haitian Roundtable has announced the 2016 edition of its 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers and Ones to Watch. Named in honor of Haiti’s year of independence, the 1804 List recognizes 30 Haitian-Americans who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success in their profession, have been proven forces for change, and have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community. The 1804 List, established in 2012 by the Haitian Roundtable, has recognized over 120 Haitian-Americans in the United States.
This year’s list includes a renowned authority on pediatric AIDS, a composer who is transforming choral music, the president of a historically-black university, a White House official, an advertising executive, a Miami judge, a foundation officer, a TV network correspondent, an award-winning photographer, an entertainment industry powerhouse and several entrepreneurs.
For the first time in the history of the 1804 List, the Haitian Roundtable will present the Catherine Flon Award in honor of the heroic woman who sewed the first Haitian flag and is regarded as one of the most important symbols of the Haitian Revolution. The inaugural recipient of the Catherine Flon Award is the legendary performing artist Emeline Michel.
The inductees were selected from nominations following a nationwide call for candidates. A recognition ceremony and reception well be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 6:00PM-11:00PM at My Image Studios in New York City.
For a view of the 1804 List for 2016, click here.
For the complete press release click here.