Novelist Edwidge Danticat and numerous “who’s who” in the Haitian community will headline a power summit, titled “Building Bridges for Collective Empowerment,” during Haitian Heritage Month.

Organized by the Haitian American Alliance of New York (HAA), the May 6 event aims to address a variety of topics. Collective cultural trauma, advancing equity and unity, building stronger alliances for community and economic empowerment and uniting to create sustainable futures are among the subjects on the agenda.

A plethora of influential Haitian figures will participate, according to organizers. Danticat will be the keynote speaker and circuit court judge Lionel Jean-Baptiste will be the distinguished speaker. Other panelists and presenters include neuropsychiatry researcher Jean-Lud Cadet, former university professor Carole Berotte Joseph and The Haitian Times founder Garry Pierre-Pierre

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Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at larisa@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @larisakarr.