In November, the Haitian Roundtable (HRT) hosted the 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers and Ones To Watch in the United States at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan. The event was co-hosted by Mona Scott-Young, CEO of Monami Entertainment and America's Psychologist, Dr. Jeff Gardere. Our Red Carpet host was Lionel Moïse, an Emmy-Award winning TV anchor and host.
The 1804 List, named in honor of Haiti’s year of independence, recognizes 25 Haitian-American Changemakers in the U.S. who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success in their professions and have proven to be forces for change in their communities. They are unsung heroes who, through their deeds and accomplishments, help 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 from a wide range of industries. To date, the 1804 List has inducted over 160 leaders and created visual history of Haitians who are the embodiment of excellence in this country. They will be a source of pride for our community for generations to come.
A special thanks to our Honorary Event Co-Chairs Karen Andre, attorney and political strategist; Pascal Desroches, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Warnermedia Inc. and Joel Vilmenay, President and General Manager, WDSU-TV (New Orleans).
Click here for our video interviews with our 1804 List inductees. Our event program and sponsors can be found here.