Our Mission

The Haitian Roundtable (“HRT”), founded in 2008, is a not-for-profit organization of Haitian-American professionals committed to civic engagement and strategic initiatives benefiting the Haitian community. The organization seeks to heighten awareness of Haitians as an important constituency among thought leaders and newsmakers, policymakers and institutions through partnerships, programs and events recognizing Haitian excellence. HRT is committed to working collaboratively with the goal of redefining the narrative about Haiti and Haitians. We are guided by our Motto: As Haitians, We Are The Keepers of Our Legacy.

My Haitian-American Journey

What does it mean to be Haitian-American? In the second year of our acclaimed video series, we interview prominent and successful Haitians about their identity in America. You’ll hear from a finance commissioner, a media executive, a fashion designer, an award-winning architect, a leading social influencer and an Emmy-winning news anchor. This year’s series is sponsored by Joel Vilmenay and WDSU in New Orleans.
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The 1804 List

The 1804 List, named in honor of Haiti’s year of independence, recognizes 25 Haitian-American Changemakers in the United States who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success in their profession and proven themselves to be forces for change in their communities. They are seen as thought leaders, trailblazers, or unsung heroes who have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community. The 1804 List also recognizes five outstanding Haitian-Americans as our Ones To Watch who represent our community’s innovators and rising stars.

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The 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers and Ones to Watch

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Haitian History Is Black History

On February 4, 2020, The Haitian Roundtable hosted its second annual program recognizing Haitian Independence and Black History Month in a sold-out event at Brooklyn’s BK9 restaurant. This program was created to raise more public awareness about the significance and relevance of Haitian History in America.

During the program, we also recognized leaders and organizations within our community reflecting a new generation, charting new paths and representing the best in our community to the nation.

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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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