On February 4, The Haitian Roundtable hosted its second annual program recognizing Haitian Independence and Black History Month. The goal was to raise public awareness about the significance and relevance of Haitian History in America.
During the sold-out program at BK9 in Brooklyn, we recognized leaders and organizations within the Haitian-American community reflecting a new generation, charting new paths and representing our best to the nation.
Our 2020 Honorees were:
Frank D. Joseph II
Deputy Commissioner, NYC Human Rights Commission
Tanya St. Julien
Chief of Staff Leadership for Educational Equity
Founder and CEO, The Jacques Custom Fashion
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.
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.
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.