• June 10, 2023: 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers and Ones To Watch

    After a three year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Haitian Roundtable is thrilled to announce that the 1804 List of Haitian American Changemakers and Ones To Watch Induction Ceremony and Dinner Reception will take place on June 10, 2023, from 6:00pm-10:00pm, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City.

    HRT recently announced the launch of a national call for nominations for 1804 list. In honor of our 15th anniversary we will recognize 15 Haitian-Americans who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, have been proven forces for change, and have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community. Since 2012, HRT has inducted over 160 community, industry and thought leaders of Haitian descent to the 1804 List.

    Please click here to submit your nomination and the deadline is February 17, 2023.

  • June 9, 2022 and June 11, 2022: Haitian Art Exhibition

    An art exhibition to benefit the Haitian Roundtable will take place on Thursday June 9 and Saturday June 11 under the patronage of Jérémie Robert, the Consul General, and the Consulate General of France in New York. The exhibit will feature the work of 27 artists of Haitian descent and all artwork shown at the consulate general, located at 934 Fifth Avenue, will be for sale.

    Honorary Event Chair:
    Camille Joseph-Goldman
    Group Vice President for Government Affairs,
    Charter Communications

    Charter Communications

  • February 28, 2022: Haitian History Is Black History 2022

    On February 28th, please join the Haitian Roundtable for our 2022 Haitian History is Black History virtual program celebrating Haitian independence, history, culture and honoring three trailblazing Haitian Americans:

    The Honorable Rita Joseph
    NYC Council Member, CD-40

    Karine Apollon
    Chief Diversity Officer
    NYC Department of Education

    Errol Pierre
    Senior Vice President,State Programs
    Health First

    Our host will be Lionel Moise, Emmy Award Winning News Anchor, Host, Correspondent and 2016 1804 List One to Watch.

    As part of our event's festivities, HRT friend and community partner, Nadege Fleurimond of Fleurimond Catering will demonstrate a special recipe. We will end the evening with an interactive Haitian History Trivia Game where the winner will win a prize.


  • October 20, 2021: Haiti: Where Do We Go From Here?

  • July 28, 2021: Haitian DIalogue Tele-Series: Coping With the Crisis in Haiti

  • February 23, 2021: Haitian History Is Black History

  • December 2, 2020: In Conversation: AnnieJean-Baptiste

  • June 18, 2020: Criminal Justice & Police Reform: Keeping Up the Momentum

  • June 30th, 2020: A Conversation With Award-Winning Author Dr. Peniel Joseph

    On Tuesday, June 30th at 5:00pm, please join the Haitian Roundtable for a special event with award-winning author Dr. Peniel Joseph discussing his new book The Sword and The Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The conversation will he moderated by award-winning architect Rodney J.E. Leon. 

    Dr. Peniel Joseph is a scholar and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Joseph is also a 2016 Inductee of the Haitian Roundtable’s 1804 List. 

    Rodney Leon is the architect of the National African Burial Ground Memorial and the United Nations Ark of The Return Memorial to the Victims of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. 

    Given the these historic times, this conversation will be a powerful exploration of the civil rights legacy of the 1960’s to the present day.   

    To RSVP: info@thehaitianroundtable.org (zoom credentials provided upon registration) 

    Purchase The Sword and The Shield at:


  • May 16, 2020: Kreyol Connection Dance Party

  • April 30, 2020: The Impact of COVID-19 on Haitian business owners in the U.S.

  • April 24, 2020: The Haiti Dialogue Tele-Series Part III: How to Navigate Your Professional Life in a COVID-19 World

  • April 14, 2020: Haiti and COVID-19: What's Happening on the Ground and How You Can Help

  • April 8, 2020: HRT Launches Virtual Haiti Dialogue Series

  • February 18, 2020: Season 2 My Haitian-American Journey Video Series

  • February 4, 2020: Haitian History Is Black History Program and Reception

  • November 9, 2019: Haitian American Changemakers & Ones to Watch Recognition Ceremony & Reception Dinner

  • November 6, 2019: Discussion & Reception With Karine Jean-Pierre

    Karine Jean-Pierre Recounts Her Haitian-American Experience

    Karine Jean-Pierre’s mother worried about her career choice until she landed a job in the White House. Reflecting on the concerns of Haitian parents about their kids having a “good job” was just one of the highlights of Jean-Pierre’s delightful conversation with CBS correspondent Vladimir Duthiers on Nov. 6.

    The evening discussion and book signing was sponsored by NYU’s McSilver Institute and the Haitian Roundtable. Jean-Pierre and Duthiers both shared experiences of growing up as Haitians in the U.S. that had heads nodding in agreement in the capacity crowd. She detailed how her experiences as an immigrant led her to a decision to work in politics—despite her family’s misgivings.

    Jean-Pierre, a political analyst for NBC and MSNBC, is the Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn.org. She served as Regional Political Director for the White House Office of Political Affairs before becoming Deputy Battleground States Director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

    The book, Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America (Hanover Square Press), is s an inspiring memoir and call to action which chronicles her experiences—from growing up in New York’s Haitian community to working in the Obama White House and charting a path for others to help change the face of politics. She was inducted into the 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers by The Haitian Roundtable in 2015.

  • February 5, 2019: Haitian History is Black History

    Haitian History is Black History
  • January 24, 2018: Haitian Independence Awards & Reception

    Haitian Independence
  • November 11, 2017: Haitian American Changemakers & Ones to Watch Recognition Ceremony & Reception Diner

  • July 12, 2017: Haiti Dialogue Series | New Age of Tech Innovators

    The New Age of Tech Innovators

    July 12 6-8:30pm

    Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
    120 East 125th Street New York NY

    Kedma Pognon Brown
    Senior Vice President, 
    Operations and Project Management, Zenith; and Board Chair, Digital Diversity Network

    Patricia Cesaire
    Principal Solutions Consultant

    Price-Mars Delly

    Richard Nellhaus
    Engineering Leadership Recruiter, Facebook; 
    and Co-Founder, BlackTech Meetup

    Special Guest
    Clayton Banks
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Silicon Harlem

    Space is limited. RSVP required: 

  • January 24, 2017: Kreyol Connection Haitian Independence Reception

  • November 12, 2016: Haitian American Changemakers & Ones To Watch Recognition Ceremony & Reception Diner

  • January 28, 2016: Kreyol Connection Networking Reception

  • June 18, 2015: Kreyol Connection Private Cocktail Reception

  • March 21, 2015: The 3rd Annual 1804 List Recognition Ceremony and Reception

  • September 29, 2015: The Haitian Roundtable's Board of Directors met with leaders of the Digicel Foundation

    The September 29 meeting brought together the leadership of the Digicel Foundation, non-profit arm of Haiti's largest mobile service provider, with members of HRT's board of directors and stakeholders from the Haitian-American community. The purpose of the meeting was to learn more about Digicel's philanthropic efforts to expand educational opportunity for school age children in Haiti, provide technical assistance to Haitian teachers and construct new schools.
  • March 21, 2015: Haitian American Changemakers & Ones to Watch Recognition Ceremony & Reception Diner

  • December 11, 2014: Haiti Dialogue Series: Spotlight on Film

    On Dec. 11, several filmmakers participated in a discussion as part of the Haiti Dialogue Series: Spotlight on Film event sponsored by The Haitian Roundtable.

    Here are clips from their films:
    Boomerang - Warrington Hudlin
    In the Eye of the Spiral - Raynald Leconte
    Stones in the Sun - Patricia Benoit
    Blackout - Jerry LaMothe
    American Promise - Michelle Stephenson

    The Haitian Roundtable Presents

    Haiti Dialogue Series: Spotlight on Film



    6PM - 8:30PM

    Venue: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Lecture Hall 2
    231 W. 124th Street, New York, NY
    (between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevards)

    Join us for a panel discussion featuring award-winning filmmakers of Haitian descent including:

    Patricia Benoit

    Writer and Director, Stones in the Sun (2012)* starring Edwidge Danticat, Michele Marcelin, Diana Masi, Thierry Saintine, Patricia Rhinvil, James Noel, and Carlo Mitton. The film premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize for Best Narrative Director.
    Jerry LaMothe
    Writer, director and producer of feature films Amour Infinity (2000) and Blackout (2007). Blackout premiered and was an official selection at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and stars Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Michael B. Jordan, LaTanya Richardson, Jamie Hector and Melvin Van Peebles. His short film The Tombs (2012) enjoyed a successful run in over 20 film festivals stateside and abroad.
    Raynald Leconte

    Producer, Executive Producer and Co-Director, In the Eye of the Spiral (2014) which just won Best Feature Documentary at the Big Apple Film Festival. The documentary captures the cultural and creative resilience of the Caribbean through the eyes of Haiti's most prominent artists.
    Michèle Stephenson

    Co-Director, American Promise (2013), winner of the 2013 Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Film making. The film shines a light on the persistent academic achievement gap facing African-American boys across the country regardless of socioeconomic background.

    * Don't miss the NYC opening of Stones in the Sun at the Quad Cinema from November 21 to 27, 2014. For more details go to Stones in the Sun.
  • March 22, 2014: Haitian American Changemakers & Ones to Watch Recognition Ceremony & Reception Diner

  • January 2014: Haitian Independence Awards & Reception

  • December 12, 2013 - Kreyol Connection: The After Work Party

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  • May 13, 2013: Kreyol Connection: Pre-Haiti Flag Day Celebration & After Work Dance Party

  • December 11, 2012: Kreyol Connection: The After Work Dance Party

  • December 3, 2012: Haitian American Changemakers & Ones to Watch Recognition Ceremony & Reception Diner

  • February 28, 2011: Kreyol Connection: A Networking Mixer for Haitians and Friends of Haiti from the Tri-State Area

  • September 14, 2011: Kreyol Connection: A Networking Mixer for Haitians and Friends of Haiti from the Tri-State Area

Events Photo Gallery

1804 List Induction Ceremony & Reception | 2019

Haitian Dialogue Series: Haiti's Forgotten | October 1, 2013

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