Kola Fundraiser for Bel Begay Lakay on November 19th, 2018

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Mark your Calendar! August 10th – The 2018 Miss Carival Pageant

Mark your Calendar! The 2018 Miss Carival Pageant organized by the Caribbean Cultural and Carnival Organization (CCCO) is scheduled to take place on August 10, at the Arab American Museum in Dearborn.

Alexandra Brutus will be representing Haiti. Alexandra is the daughter of Andrèle St. Val; she and her family have lived in Michigan for a number of years. Our Miss Haiti is 17 years old and a junior at Avondale High School in Auburn Hills.  She is a member of the Queens of Melanin and Diversity Club at her school.  She is very active in her community through her volunteer efforts with the Delta Gems and the Boys and Girls Club.  She also serves as a middle school youth leader and preschool volunteer at Woodside Bible Church.  Alexandra enjoys singing and serves on her church’s praise and worship team.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and practicing nail art. She aspires to become a nurse.

To date, Haiti has had a great track record in the Miss Carival pageant. In 2014 we accomplished an unprecedented feat! Haiti was a double winner with Ché Alcé Jean-Charles who was crowned  Jr. Miss Carival and Michelle Narcisse who captured the Miss Carival title. We hope that the members of our community will come in droves to support Alexandra as she vies for the 2018 Miss Carival title.

Should you wish to offer your financial support to help defray the cost associated with Alexandra’s participation in the pageant, you can make a donation at www.haitiannetworkdetroit.org   Click on donate to HNGD Projects to add your information. Don’t forget to click on “Add special instructions to the seller” and type Miss Haiti in that field.

We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to seeing you on August 10 at the Arab American Museum wearing your Rouge et Bleu (Red and Blue) to cheer and applaud our Miss Haiti 2018!

 

With much appreciation,

The HNGD Board

 

 

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Join Us for a “A Taste of Havana”- Cruise on Royal Caribbean 6/23-28, 2018

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A Black History Month Presentation – Feb.27, 2018

“A Flame Superior to Lightning, A sound Superior to Thunder:
Haiti’s Revolutionary History and ‘Monstrous’ Poetics”

Guest lecturer:  Dr. Millery Polyne, PhD (New York University)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time:  2:00PM – 4PM
Location:  Wayne State University Law School
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
471 West Palmer, Detroit, MI 48202

Free Presentation
Light refreshments will be served.

A black history month event presented y Haitian Network Group of Detroit (HNGD) in partnership with Wayne State University: Anthroplogy Department Center for Latino and Latin America Studies, Department of African American Studies Department of African American Studies, Department of History.

This activity is endorsed by the WSU Humanities Center and the Department of Political Science

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Congratulations to newly elected board members of HNGD!

In December 2017, HNGD’s due paying members elected the new board comprised of:

  • Margareth Corkery- President
  • Shirley Alcé-Konaté- Vice President
  • Alain Desvallons-Mentor – Secretary
  • Janny Magloire Milton- Treasurer

HNGD elected board -2018

They will serve a two-year term, effective as of January 1, 2018. We remain grateful to the Bylaw Committee, Dr. Soledad Nelson and Mr. Fritz Momplaisir, who oversaw the nomination and election process. The Board will continue to provide leadership for carrying out the organization’s mission of promoting Haitian culture across the local community and beyond. Their combined experience and expertise will no doubt strengthen HNGD’s presence and increase its impact in Southeast Michigan. The existence of this community-based and community-driven organization is more necessary than ever and the contributions of all members, particularly the due paying members, continue to be greatly valued.

 

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NOV 4th — Save the Date for a Heart-To-Heart Conversation about Cultural Identity and Acculturation

 

Please join us on for a heart-to-heart conversation about cultural identity  and acculturation led by Haitian-born author and 2017 National Book Award Finalist, Young People’s Literature,  Ibi Zoboi. The discussion will center around Ms. Zoboi’s acclaimed novel, American Street.
*This free event will be of interest to adults and youth  (13 years old and beyond )*

For more information see the attached document or  contact Shirley at 313-268-9250

 

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2017 Hurricane Relief Fundraiser event – viewing of “The Skeleton Crew” by the award-winning playwright, Dominique Morisseau.

Haitian Network Group of Detroit would like to invite you to the viewing of Skeleton Crew  by the award-winning playwright, Dominique Morisseau. In 2016, Ms. Morisseau wowed us with Detroit ’67, this year will be no different. It’s not every day that you get to see on stage the work of a Haitian-American playwright who is a Detroit native. It’s definitely, an event you do not want to miss!

Please note that this is a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean. The proceeds from the ticket sale will be donated to the Hurricane Disaster Relief effort headed by local Caribbean organizations: CCCO, JAM and WIAA . If you are not able to attend the event, please consider making a donation online or send your contribution to HNGD  60 East Milwaukee #2106    Detroit, MI 48202


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Thank You to all HNGD Sponsors

Thank you for contributing to the success of the 2017 Bèl Bagay Lakay Festival

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Report on 2017 Bèl Bagay Lakay Haitian Art & Craft Festival

Thank you all who participated in the success of Bèl Bagay Lakay Arts & Crafts Festival.

  • Meet the winner of our festival raffle:   Claude Jacobs

 

 

 

 

 

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Read Our Latest Edition of HNGD’s Newsletter

Click to view our latest edition of  Zanmi Detroit – July 2017 – Volume 9, No.1  or Enjoy browsing through the pages online below:

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