A Successful Networking Event
More than 100 members and friends of The Haitian Roundtable attended our highly-successful Kreyol Connection on January 28. Speakers at our trademark networking event were Judge Dweynie Paul, the first Haitian-American elected to the New York City Civil Court and a former HRT board member, Architect Rodney Leon, designer of the memorial to the slave trade at UN Headquarters in New York and HRT President Rosemonde-Pierre Louis. The lively crowd included several Haitian-Americans in the top rungs of New York City’s administration: Finance Commissioner Jacques Jiha, Parks Commissioner
Mitchell Silver and First Deputy Corrections Commissioner Dina Simon. A number of inductees to our 1804 List of Changemakers and People to Watch were in attendance, among them Gretha Fievre, Vanessa Leon, Marie Hyppolite, Gladymir Leveille and Robert Constant. The event was held in Brooklyn, at the BK9 Restaurant and Bar.