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Lafortune Leaves a Legacy of Activism in the Wake of his Death

Jean-Robert “Sergo” Lafortune

By Naeisha Rose

The life of prominent Haitian leader and human rights activist Jean-Robert “Sergo” Lafortune was celebrated at a wake in North Miami Beach, Florida on Friday.

The forward-thinking advocate of Haitian, human and immigrant rights was born in

Port-au-Prince-born on April 24, 1956, and died after suffering from a long battle with a chronic illness at the age of 63, according to family and friends.

His funeral was held at the Notre Dame d’Haiti Catholic Church at 110 N.E. 62nd St. in Miami on Oct. 26, according to the Family Action Network Movement, a nonprofit that aids Haitian women and their families socially, economically and politically as they adjust to immigrating to Florida.

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Naeisha Rose

Naeisha Rose

Naeisha Rose is a multimedia journalist and graduate of the Arts & Culture and Broadcast programs at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has experience working on independent short films, short documentaries, reality television shows, talk and web series as a Casting Associate, 1st AD and Production Assistant. She is a freelance writer with photography, voice over, social media, video production and video editing skills. She has worked as a General Assignment Reporter/Photojournalist for TimesLedger Newspapers, a Book Reviewer for Publishers Weekly and a Freelance Writer for LatinTrends Magazine.
Naeisha Rose
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Oct. 26, 2019