Haitian Flag Day Celebration – City of Cambridge, MA

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Join us for a celebration of Haitian Flag Day with presentations from Dr Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, Dr Jean Eddy Saint Paul and former Cambridge populist poet Jean Dany Joachim.

Dr. Régine Michelle Jean-Charles is Dean’s Professor of Culture and Social Justice and Director of African Studies at Northeastern University. A black feminist scholar who works at the intersections of race, gender and justice from a global perspective, her research and teaching includes work on black France, African diaspora literatures, Caribbean studies, Haiti and the diaspora. Haitian. She is the author of over 30 publications which have appeared in books, edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Jean-Charles’ presentation is entitled “The Daughters of Catherine Flon: Art and Activism of Haitian Women”.

Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul is a Haitian American sociologist, professor, scholar, and intellectual who serves as a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY), where he also served as founding director of the CUNY Institute for Studies Haitians. He is a profound figure in the interdisciplinary field of Haitian studies and has contributed greatly to the historical sociology of politics, culture, and society in Haiti, as well as to U.S. foreign relations to the Caribbean nation. He will give a presentation entitled “Sociological Considerations on the Haitian Flag: Meanings and Lessons!”

Jean Dany Joachim has published three collections of poetry, Crossroads / Chimenkwaze, with wordsand Piece. He created the Many Voices Project, a series of follow-up poetry readings and workshops, inspiring conversations about race and equality. He is the director of City Night Readings, a series featuring various poetic talents, writers and artists.

This event is co-sponsored by the Cambridge Public Schools District, the Mayor’s Office and the City Manager’s Office.

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