Haitian domestic violence survivors treated

BROOKLYN, NY – The Haitian-American Community Coalition partnered with Global Trauma Research will host a day of pampering on May 28 for female client survivors of domestic violence with massage therapy, nail spa, vision boarding, photoshoots, gift bags, and more.

“Addressing domestic violence in the Caribbean, specifically Haitian community must be dealt with special care,” says Dr. Florence Saint-Jean, Executive Director for GTR’s Trauma Center at HCC. “That is why our licensed therapists are highly trained on cultural competence and trauma, in order to keep our clients safe and well supported so that they effectively journey through the healing process.”

Sounds of Little Haiti kicks off in Miami

MIAMI, FL – “Sounds of Little Haiti” kicked off last Friday, May 20  with the legendary Konpa band – Tabou Combo. As a free monthly event, “Sounds of Little Haiti” happens every third Friday of the month at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Miami. The music series brings some of the biggest names in Haitian music.

The family-friendly event continues in the same tradition that music lovers have found in the past and will give the public a great opportunity to enjoy the ambiance of Little Haiti, while also opening their horizons to the beautiful neighborhood art found in local studios, the tasty cuisine at some of the best eateries and some perfect retail shopping that caters to everyone’s taste.

Haiti Cultural Exchange premieres Angaje

HARLEM,NY – In collaboration with Harlem School of Arts, Haiti Cultural Exchange presented the New York Premiere of Angaje on May 21. Exploring themes of injustice, inequality and homophobia in the context of contemporary Haiti, Angaje is a series of interconnected dances created by Appolon for his company of seven dancers. The performance will be set to music by the legendary singer Toto Bissainthe.

Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) mission is to use dance to advance Haitian cultural expression and to empower youth. JAE seeks to elevate Haiti’s artistic heritage and celebrate its universality through innovative dance performance and community programs. Based in Boston and directed by Jean Appolon, the contemporary dance company combines Modern technique and Haitian folkloric dance to bring a new artistic vernacular to its audiences. With its dynamic repertoire, JAE educates audiences about Haitian culture, traditions, history and current issues.
The Turks and Caicos are fighting against illegal Haitian migrants
TURKS AND CAICOS – Ricardo Donhue Gardiner Minister of Immigration and border control in the Turks and Caicos met the new Consul of Haiti Dr. Wencesclass Lambert to express to him his concerns about the increasing number of boats carrying illegal migrants from Haiti, Haiti Libre reported.
“The issue of illegal migrants to our Turks and Caicos Islands is an ongoing security concern that requires vigilance and effective policies to deter those who would transport and smuggle illegal migrants into Turks and Caicos Islands,” Gardiner said. “We are taking measures to enhance our border security and I continue to work with the Haitian Consulate here as well as the Haitian Government to address this issue.”

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