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Haitian Professionals of Philly set date for Haitian Flag Day

PHILADELPHIA, USA (defend.ht/HPP) – The Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP) will host their annual Haitian Flag Day charity gala on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 6:30pm, at the African American Museum in Philadelphia on 7th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA, USA (defend.ht/HPP) – The Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP) will host their annual Haitian Flag Day charity gala on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 6:30pm, at the African American Museum in Philadelphia on 7th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia.

This year’s theme will be, The First Black Republic: Maintaining a Legacy of Freedom, which will highlight the dynamism of Haitian culture and use the legacy of freedom embodied by the Haitian Revolution to support human rights and justice-oriented work in the developing world. The evening program will include performances by local and international musical and visual artists illustrating the innovative artistry, history, and culture of Haiti. Also, the gala will feature a highly-anticipated presentation of special guests and prominent voices in the Haitian community as well as a proclamation and citation from Philadelphia city officials. Most importantly, 100% of the profits the event will go to the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia Haiti Relief Fund.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy captivating artwork, music, poetry, as well as an update on the political & economic future, human rights, and a keynote speech of Haiti’s profound historical legacy on the world today. Authentic and delicious Haitian cuisine will be served by MJ Grill—the event’s caterer. HPP will facilitate networking opportunities during the evening and special social media features will be used during the presentations. We will end the evening with a classical Kompas dance party.

Since 1803, the Haitian Flag has symbolized the resiliency of African descendant peoples and the epic slave revolt that gave birth to the first modern Black Republic, while providing a blueprint for revolution that was adopted by oppressed people of Color throughout the world.

Tickets to the gala are $25. If you have any questions, please contact Ivanley Noisette, the gala’s 2013 Press Coordinator at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia
The Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It was established in November 2008 to support Philadelphia's rapidly growing Haitian community, and other communities connected to the African Diaspora, through education, leadership, and economic development opportunities. Since its inception HPP has been instrumental in supporting social justice oriented organizations and initiatives, promoting intellectual and social discourse pertinent to Haiti and the African Diaspora and forging strategic partnerships in order to advance human rights for all.

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