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3rd Annual National Haitian American Forum

PALM BEACH COUNTY, USA (defend.ht/NHAF) - We are genuinely pleased to announce the 3rd annual National Haitian American Forum to be held on May 26th, at Barton Elementary School starting at 4:30PM. Our theme for this year is "Reaching For The Dream".

The 2012 National Haitian American Forum will include two discussion panels;
"Haitian-Americans in Politics" and an Intergenerational panel entitled "Learn From Each Other."

Confirmed guests include:
Senatorial Candidate Mack Bernard,
Mayor Joseph M. Champagne, Jr.
(NJ) State Rep. John Patrick Julien,
Mayor Andre Pierre,
Commissioner Jean Monestime,
Phillip J. Brutus former member of the Florida House of Representatives,
Josue Pierre Political Director for HAAPA PAC,
Commissioner Al Jacquet
and many more.

The "Haitian-Americans in Politics" panel will feature prominent Haitian-American political leaders from across the U.S . The panel will discuss pertinent topics affecting the Haitian community such as education, healthcare, civil rights, civic engagement and the future of Haitian-American participation in politics.

The "Learn From Each Other" panel will allow multiple generations to come together to exchange knowledge, share their successes, learn about their differences and find common ground. This generational dialogue will help create an action plan to help our community address important issues such as, college accessibility, jobs, juvenile deliquency, immigration etc....



National Haitian American Forum is an annual presentation held in May in celebration of Haitian Heritage Month. The Forum is an inclusive, informative and dynamic dialogue to address the primary concerns of Haitian Americans and the Haitian American immigrant communities across America. A variety of issues are discussed during the forum including our beloved country Haiti. The forum is created to educate, uplift, and empower the Haitian community by bringing people together and engaging them in thoughtful dialogue, leading the way to constructive action. The forum is free and open to the public.

Color Of Hope, Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), grass-roots community based organization that strives to strengthen the Haitian community through the combined strategies of community organizing, advocacy, education, social services, cultural outreach, leadership development, and forging productive relationships with other communities. C.O.H works to improve the quality of life of Haitians by building our community's capacity to be an active agent for positive social change. More information at www.colorofhope.org.

Partners:
Konbit for Haiti |Telelakaytv.com | Voice of the Haitian Americans in the Diaspora | For The Children Inc. | Haiti Ventures | Pase Pran’m Show | Gilou Island Cuisine

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