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On Mar. 21, the Haitian Roundatable presented its third edition of the 1804 List “to recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding acts of service, innovators within their profession, and the rising stars who have made significant contributions in the United States, Haiti and beyond.” Thirty Haitian American professionals and leaders were honored at the awards ceremony that took place at the Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan. This year’s ceremony was hosted by Mona Scott-Young and Dr. Jeff Gardere.

“The 1804 List, named in honor of Haiti’s year of independence, recognizes 25 Haitian-American Changemakers and 5 Ones To Watch who are thought leaders, trailblazers, or unsung heroes who, through their deeds and accomplishments, have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community,” HRT said in statement. “he list also reflects our community’s innovators and rising stars from a wide range of industries and backgrounds.”

Among the 30 honored are an award-winning broadcast journalist, a mayor, and Washington D.C.’s first elected attorney general.

“As a proud Haitian American, it is an honor to be recognized by the Haitian Roundtable,” Attorney General Racine said. “I am truly humbled by being included along with so many impressive leaders from across our nation who have truly earned the name ‘Changemaker.’ These individuals have honored Haiti’s legacy of independence by contributing their skills and talents for the betterment of Haiti and the United States.”

The Haitian Roundtable, founded in 2008, is a nonprofit of Haitian American professional committed to “civic engagement and philanthropic endeavors benefiting Haiti, Haitian organizations and causes.”

The Haitian Roundtable (“HRT”), founded in New York in 2008 is an organization comprised of Haitian American professionals who are committed to civic engagement as well as philanthropic endeavors benefiting Haiti, Haitian organizations and causes.

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