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The Journal of Haitian Studies (www.journalofhaitianstudies.com), the official publication of the Haitian Studies Association published by the Center for Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, invites articles from national and international scholars and professionals in the humanities, social sciences, applied sciences, and natural sciences for a special Spring 2011. Writing in English, French, Haitian Kreyol, and Spanish, contributors will focus on a specific problem or need in their particular area of experience or expertise and offer practical solutions and concrete paths of action. Fields of interest include the following: education; adapted technology; food production; environment; infrastructure; energy production; governance; urbanism; housing; healthcare; culture; and economy. Submitted articles will eschew diagnosing one more time Haiti’s well known ills; they will, instead, propose new ways of meeting the Haitian people’s needs and creating a life-sustaining social, cultural, and material environment.

Submission Deadline is Friday, 20 August 2010 and guidelines are as followed:

Articles should be submitted by e-mail in Word format and PDF. The maximum length for articles should be between 4000-6000 words, double-spaced, including endnotes and bibliography. An abstract of approximately 150 words is required. Contributors should prepare manuscripts in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th Edition (1993). MLA or APA styles will be accepted for specialized articles. For more information and contributor guidelines, visit www.journalofhaitianstudies.com.

– The New York City Department of Education we will host its eighth annual conference for parents of English Language Learners on Wednesday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.This year, the event will be held at the Jacob Javits Center, on 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th streets. Free breakfast, lunch, and translation services will be provided. Each year, this event brings thousands of parents seeking information about summer resources, translation services, and general information on the issues facing students and families learning English. To register, parents should contact their school’s parent coordinator, or Lissette Colón at (212) 374-00265. Click here for registration flyers available in nine languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

-There will be music in the air this summer, as Films on the Green presents five French musicals and the film adaptation of an opera in parks throughout New York this June and July. The Films on the Green series of free screenings is jointly organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for the third year running. Screenings will take place most Fridays of June and July at sunset (around 8:30pm, seating begins at 8:15pm), and will be free of charge.This year, in partnership with Town Square’s SummerStarz 2010, Films on the Green will for the first time ever venture beyond Manhattan, with a special Brooklyn screening of Azur and Asmar, an animated movie for kids. The July 8 screening in East River State Park will be preceded by French-language activities and music for kids. For more information contact Amaury Laporte at [email protected] or call (212) 439 1417

– The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) in an effort to centralize information about agencies, law firms, and law schools responding to the tragedy in Haiti and the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has compiled those informations.

– Haitian TPS Hotlines:

The Legal Aid Society has a TPS Hotline for Haitian nationals.

Call: 1-888-284-2772. You can find out about upcoming TPS clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society and obtain free comprehensive advice and referrals from the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit. The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has a TPS hotline for Haitian nationals, where you can find out about upcoming TPS clinics offered by NYLAG. Please call 1-212-946-0351 or email [email protected]

Upcoming TPS Events

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00am-6:00pm

Hosted by: Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)/OTDA and New York Legal Assistance Group.

This is an on-going clinic that will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until July 20th — during the TPS registration period.

Location: Haitian Family Earthquake Resource Center at the Bedford Armory, 1579 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Union and President Streets)

(By subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Avenue)

Additional Information: A staff attorney from CUNY Citizenship Now! will be on-site. NYLAG staff attorneys will participate from 1:00pm-5:00pm. The Resource Center provides a full range of services to the Haitian community including grief counseling, child guardianship and custody services and providing reliable updates on Haiti. USCIS Information Officers will also be stationed at the Center to assist individuals to check on the status of a pending application.

Contact: for inquiries about TPS clinic sessions, please call NYLAG’s TPS hotline 212-946-0351 or email: [email protected]

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

On-going Consultations for Haitian TPS Applications every Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Host: Catholic Charities Community Services for the Archdiocese of New York

Location: 1011 First Avenue, 12th Floor, NY, NY (between 55th and 56th Streets)

Contact: (212) 419-3700 (intake number)

Thursday, May 27, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00am-6:00pm

Hosted by: Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)/OTDA

This is an on-going clinic that will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until July 20th — during the TPS registration period.

Location: Haitian Family Earthquake Resource Center at the Bedford Armory, 1579 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Union and President Streets)

(By subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Avenue)

Additional Information: CUNY will be on-site. NYLAG will attend from 1:00pm-5:00pm. The Resource Center provides a full range of services to the Haitian community including grief counseling, child guardianship and custody services and providing reliable updates on Haiti. USCIS Information Officers will also be stationed at the Center to assist individuals to check on the status of a pending application.

The Resource Center is open M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact: for inquiries about TPS clinic sessions, please call our TPS hotline 212-946-0351 or email: [email protected]

Thursday, May 27, 2010 – Free Immigration Legal Assistance – 2:00pm-6:00pm

This will be an on-going legal clinic every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Hosted by: Lutheran Social Services of New York and Haitian Earthquake Family Support Center sponsored by NYDIS, Brooklyn Community Foundation and Red Cross

Location: Haitian Family Support Center, 1783 Flatbush Ave (b/t Ave J & K)
Brooklyn, NY 11210 — (917) 284-7938 – You must call to make an appointment

Friday, May 28, 2010 – Free TPS Registration Event – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This will be an on-going TPS clinic on Fridays in May from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hosted by: The Legal Aid Society

Location: Council Member Mathieu Eugene’s Office, 123 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, NY.

Contact: Allison Baker at [email protected]

Monday, May 31, 2010 – Memorial Day is a Federal Holiday.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 – Free TPS Application Assistance Event – 10:00am-6:00pm

Hosted by: Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)/OTDA

This is an on-going clinic that will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until July 20th — during the TPS registration period.

Location: Haitian Family Earthquake Resource Center at the Bedford Armory, 1579 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (between Union and President Streets)

(By subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Avenue)

Additional Information: A staff attorney from CUNY Citizenship Now! will be on-site. The Resource Center provides a full range of services to the Haitian community including grief counseling, child guardianship and custody services and providing reliable updates on Haiti. USCIS Information Officers will also be stationed at the Center to assist individuals to check on the status of a pending application.

Contact: for inquiries about TPS clinic sessions, please call our TPS hotline 212-946-0351 or email: [email protected]

Brooklyn

-CAMBA invite to its focus group on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 6pm at 19 Winthrop Street, (btwn Bedford and Flatbush Avenues). Incentive given for your time.

You MUST call no later than Tuesday, May 18, 2010 to confirm your participation.

NO EXCEPTIONS! For more information contact Geneva Musgrave at 718.462.8654 ext. 600

-Our lady of Refuge Roman Catholic Church will host their 10th Annual Pig Roast and Street Fair on Memorial Day, Monday on May 31st, 2010 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.The day’s events will be held in the parish parking lot and on East 21st Street between Farragut and Foster Avenues. There will be a wide array of fun and entertainment for the entire family and every age group, including carnival games, prizes, clowns, face painting and much more for the young and the young at heart. Lots of delicious ethnic foods and beverages will be on sale all day. Vending space is available for rent. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a day of fun and entertainment in a spirit of social and cultural diversity, while promoting the common good of our neighborhood and our society. For more information please contact Judy Agard at (718)434-2090 or email [email protected]

-BLACK BROOKLYN DRUM CALL, which opens the summer season of the yearlong initiative Black Brooklyn Renaissance, is a free event on June 5 gathering together Brooklyn musicians practicing the art of drumming from many African, Afro-Caribbean, African American and Hispanic diasporic communities including Haiti, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The artists will take over Grand Army Plaza, performing and uniting ten distinct styles of drumming, demonstrating the role drums have played in the history of various cultures as well as the complexity of African drumming practiced in the borough. The event includes drumming demos and drum-making workshops, and is followed by a symposium on the history of African drumming in Brooklyn moderated by Neil Clarke (who has played with Harry Belafonte and Miriam Mekeba, among many others). For more information contact Elektra Gray at [email protected] or call 917 568 8751.

Queens

Queens Library is going to host a series of programs TPS Assistance for Haitian New Yorkers on Wednesdays, March 24, April 21, May 26, and June 23, 5:30-8:30 pm, at the Central Library. This program is intended to help Haitian Americans apply for the Temporary Protected Status, a special benefit provided by the Department of State to people affected by adverse conditions in their homeland. For more information contact Gennady Yusim, Coping Skills Librarian at 718-990-0883 or email [email protected]

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
May. 05, 2012

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