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 the 1804 List!

Who are the most influential Haitian-Americans? Each year, The Haitian Roundtable’s 1804 List highlights Haitian-American achievers in the United States. This year’s list includes a museum curator, a Florida police chief, a poet laureate, two Olympians, a hospital chief, a university president and a legendary rapper.  Join co-hosts Dr. Jeffrey Gardère and Mona Scott-Young in honoring them on November 11. For a complete list of nominees, click here.
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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.

2022 Haiti Sickle Cell Initiative

At this year’s 1804 List event, Dr. Natasha Archer, a Pediatric Hematologist and 2016 Inductee announced a new strategic partnership with the Haitian Roundtable, the 2022 Haiti Sickle Cell Initiative.

By 2022, the initiative aims to screen 100,000 newborns annually for sickle cell disease and provide penicillin and immunizations to at least 80% of children found to have the disease.

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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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