HRT Launches Haitian-Americans Stand Up!

Haiti is ill-prepared to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and will need outside help. In response, The Haitian Roundtable has launched Haitian-Americans Stand Up, a call to action to the Haitian Diaspora to donate to organizations in Haiti responding to this crisis. Please visit for a list of organizations that are doing good work in Haiti and are committed to helping the country cope with the global crisis that has devastated so many other nations. Your support can make a world of difference.

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HRT Joins 2020 Census Black Roundtable

Given the importance of the 2020 Census to all U.S. communities, the Haitian Roundtable has joined a national effort, the 2020 Census Black Roundtable led by the National Urban League and CEO Marc Morial.

The 2020 Census Black Roundtable provides space and resources for leaders to assure an accurate count. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The census also determines the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts.

Let’s make sure all Haitians in the United States are counted. Make Black Count!

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Haiti Dialogue Tele-Series: Haiti, COVID-19 and You

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, The Haitian Roundtable launched a special Haiti Dialogue Tele-Series featuring timely conversations via video conferencing.

We have had four video conferences: Haiti and COVID-19: What’s Happening On The Ground and What You Can Do To Help (April 14), Staying Sane and Strong During COVID-19 (April 8), Covid-19 And Your Job (April 24) and The Impact of COVID-19 on Haitian business owners in the U.S. April 30. We are committed to continuing the dialogue in our community. Watch this space for more announcements.

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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.

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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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