A Harvard University dean, a union vice-president, an advocate for midwives, a world champion boxer, a science reporter, a sportscaster and an award-winning playwright. These are just a few of the outstanding Haitian-Americans selected for The Haitian Roundtable’s 1804 List for 2019. The 1804 List, named for Haiti's year of independence, recognizes 25 Haitian-American Changemakers and 5 Ones to Watch who are thought leaders, trailblazers, rising stars or unsung heroes who, through their deeds and accomplishments, have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community. The list, now in its 11th year, has cast a well-deserved spotlight on the rich contributions Haitian-Americans have made to the United States. Click here for the complete list.
An Induction Ceremony and Dinner Reception will be held on November 9, 2019 at the New York Academy of Medicine. Masters of Ceremony will be Mona Scott-Young, CEO of Monami Entertainment and Dr. Jeff Gardere, “America's psychologist” and frequent TV commentator. Our 2019 Honorary Event Co-Chairs are all 1804 List Inductees: Karen Andre, attorney and political strategist (2016), Pascal Desroches, executive vice president and CFO at Warner Media (2015) and Joel Vilmenay, president and general manager of WDSU-TV in New Orleans (2017).