Read our Latest Newsletter – Zanmi Detroit, January 2021

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Annual Soup Joumou Event

Celebrate Haiti’s 217 years of independence while savoring Soup Joumou and Patés! January 17th, 2021 – 2pm – 4pm.
Because of the restrictions around COVID-19, we will only offer curside pickup. 
RSVP REQUIRED by January 12th at 248-514-6494 or info@haitiannetworkdetroit.org
There is no cost for this event, however donations are welcome.
The 2021 Soup Joumou event is supported by the Bèl Bagay Lakay Haitian Art & Craft Festival.
We look forward to seeing you on January 17th! The HNGD Board.

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Coronavirus Message from the HNGD Board

Dear Friends,

The Coronavirus has taken all of us by surprise forcing us into self-isolation and wondering when and how it will all end. We have lost many things that a month ago we took for granted: loved ones, job, freedom to come and go as we please, a sense of control and so much more!

Do not despair this difficult moment will pass. Until then, try your best to make the most of this forced confinement; read the book that you never got to finish, play more with your children, call, text or chat with long lost friends, remind to you are close to how much you love them, go for walks in non-crowded areas, catch-up on movies, laugh, joke. Bottom line keep busy, keep living and stop focusing on the bad news that you are being bombarded with!

What is equally important is how we respond to this crisis; not as individuals, but as caring members of an amazing community. We implore you to remain calm, think of those in need while protecting yourself and those around you. Check on your friends, neighbors, those who are at risk, the elderly and the weak. Remember to keep in your prayers those who died alone, and their family members who are not able to grieve in a way that will bring them closure. Take time to thank the front-line workers who are seeing firsthand the magnitude of the devastation caused by COVID-19.

Remind yourself that where there is hope there is life. We are all in his together and we will come out stronger!

Stay safe, stay connected , stay strong!

The Board of Haitian Network Group

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HAITIAN HISTORY

In this section, HNGD provides links to peer reviewed scholarly articles pertaining to Haiti, its culture, history, people, politics and/or society from various academic disciplines.

Read Professor Marlene Daut’s article : “The Wrongful Death of Toussaint Louverture.”

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Black Lives Matter

 As an Organization that prides itself on our Haitian Heritage, Haitian Network Group of Detroit is  committed to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and the changes that are necessary to make our respective communities safe for everyone. During this time, we encourage everyone to remember and reflect on the words “L’union fait la force” . “Unity makes strength” is a motto that is as important today as when it was first inscribed on the Haitian flag.

The Murder of George Floyd and the subsequent rallies calling for justice for those who do not have a voice is reminiscent of the time when slaves  took charge of their destiny by rebelling against their French masters and ultimately creating a free state in 1804. We, the HNGD Board, unequivocally support  those seeking justice for being targeted because of the color of their skin.

 “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” –  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Enjoy pics and videos from the 2019 Bèl Bagay Lakay Festival

This 2-day free outdoor event was designed to give  Metro Detroit residents an opportunity to experience the uniqueness of Haitian culture through art, crafts, food, dance and music. 

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Interview with Best Selling Author, Mitch Albom about festival

Listen to interview about the 2019 Bèl Bagay Lakay Festival on 760 WJR with best selling author, journalist and radio and television broadcaster, Mitch Albom and HNGD’s Margareth Corkery.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.haitiannetworkdetroit.org/interview-with-author-mitch-albom/

SAVE THESE JULY DATES: 27th and 28th

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Enjoy Previous HNGD Art Festival Pics & Videos


Dance performance by Sylvestre Telfort from Massachusetts, Jinette Dumont Chapman from Michigan and Carmina Mevs from New Jersey . 2017 Bel Bagay Lakay Festival

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Join us for a Haitian-inspired Dinner by Chef Christian Noël

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