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Kick-Off Haiti Flag Week on May 14th with The Haiti Dialogue Series “The Art of Reinventing Your Career”


JUST FIVE MORE DAYS!!!
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The Haitian Roundtable
Invites You to aKick-Off Event For HAITI FLAG WEEK In New York City

HAITI DIALOGUE SERIES:

THE ART OF REINVENTING YOUR CAREER

Monday, May 14, 2012

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

231 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027

(Between Frederick Douglas Blvd. and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.

Free street parking available after 6:00 pm on 124th Street)

FREE Admission!

ID is required for entry

RSVP: rsvp

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet fellow Haitian professionals and show your Haitian pride during HAITI FLAG WEEK!

logo 236.jpgJoin us for powerful insights and an interactive discussion on:

  • building a thriving career
  • exploring entrepreneurial opportunities
  • selling your personal brand
  • mentoring and networking skills
  • surviving today’s highly competitive professional environment

This unique forum will be moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Gardere, better known as America’s Psychologist and one of the most popular personalities in the media, and will feature a panel of diverse professionals of Haitian descent from a variety of industry sectors.

Fabrice Armand
President, Fabrice J. Armand Group

Midwin Charles

Attorney and Founder, Midwin Charles & Associates LLC
Faride Precil
Manager, Education Programs, National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)

Mona Scott-Young
Founder/CEO of Monami Entertainment

Brian Simon
Director, Government Affairs, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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As a proud Haitian American I had to pass this information along. My cultural identity is important to me, finding organizations that foster networking and learning within that group is always a plus.

Happy Flying,
~Solo Dove~

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Haitian Flag Day? What is that all about?


Happy Haitian Flag day to all my Haitian people as well as those who are Haitian by association.  The Haitian flag was created on May 18, 1803 a year before Haiti became the first free black republic. Haitian Flag Day is a major holiday. Parades, food, music, flags being flown high are pretty common sightings in areas with a large Haitian population.

With any good flag creation story there is a woman. For Haiti it was  Catherine Flon. As the story goes  Jean-Jacques Dessalines created the flag by taking a French tricolor and ripping out the white center, which he discarded. He then asked Catherine Flon, his god-daughter, to sew the remaining bands together.

The words on the Flag  L’Union Fait La Force  means Unity Makes Strength.

A good site that you may want to check out to learn more about Haitian Flag day is http://www.haitiantreasures.com/HT_haitian_flag.day1.htm 

On an intercultural note if you do see someone with a Haitian flag please refrain from saying “You don’t look Haitian.”

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

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