Haiti’s Flag Day, a celebration of the nation’s history and independence, is about more than the blue and red flag. “Our flag is a symbol of the country’s revolution and freedom,” said Paul G. Altidor, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States. To celebrate Flag Day, which falls on Saturday, May 18, 2013, the Embassy offers…Details
The Haiti Cultural Exchange has an exciting line up of Haitian films in store for its Haiti Film Fest in New York. The festival runs May 09 through 12 and features an emerging filmmakers networking event and the film “Toussaint L’Ouverture.”
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Almost 5,000 visitors took a mini-excursion to Haiti Saturday, May 4, 2013, when the Embassy of Haiti opened its doors for Passport DC’s “Around the World Embassy Tour.” Greeted by an authentic Haitian Rara Band, guests sipped Haitian coffee, tasted Haitian rum punch and enjoyed chicken pastries. A popular photo opportunity was the display…Details
Joining development experts from around the globe, Ambassador Paul G. Altidor speaks in Boston at Massachusetts Institute of Technology about opportunities and challenges in Haiti’s redevelopment. The conference: “Unconventional Wisdom: Learning in International Development Practice,” the second annual gathering of the International Development Group runs May 2 and 3. The meeting will include breakout…Details
The Embassy will showcase Haitian music, food and culture during Passport DC. Be sure to visit as the Embassy of Haiti is one of 44 embassies opening its doors to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Don’t miss the book signing and presentation April 16 at 12:30 p.m. for the book “Haiti from Below” at the Art Museum of the Americas.
Business students at Howard University peppered Haiti’s Ambassador Paul Altidor with questions about investing in Haiti’s growth. On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Ambassador Altidor spoke to a class of graduate students and then an auditorium full of freshman orientation students at Howard’s School of Business. “Often when people think of Haiti, they think of charity…Details
From a poetry-infused dramatic interpretation to a scholarly discussion on language, Haitian literary great Franketienne delighted audiences at the 2013 D.C. Francophonie Festival. His first stop was at La Maison Francaise, where he moved about the stage depicting the chaos that sometimes occurs in male-dominated societies. The play, “Delirium of the Fallen Predator,” co-sponsored by…Details
Haitian Cultural Icon Franketienne Appears at Francophonie Festival with Play April 3 and French/Creole Conference April 5
Known for his visual art and literary accomplishments, Haitian writer Franketienne will join the 2013 Francophonie Festival with two stellar events. April 3, he examines male-dominated societies in the play “Les Délires du prédateur déchu” (Delirium of the Fallen Predator). The play, infused with poetry, will be shown at La Maison Francaise (CLICK HERE TO…Details
Although it may have looked like a tasting tour, filled with ice cream and treats, Ambassador Paul G. Altidor’s trip to Baltimore Thursday, March 21, was an international business diplomacy mission. By taking a 45 minute drive to Baltimore, Altidor highlighted, encouraged and strengthened bonds between entrepreneurs and farmers in Haiti and entrepreneurs in…Details