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Hip Hop Saves Lives’ Wan-Luv Summer Music Series in NYC

New York, N.Y. Summer in New York City is a special time with heat, rain – and outdoor festivals!  On July 26, the Wan-Luv 2012 Summer Music Series will present a “Pre Carnival des Fleurs” celebration at The Ritz Plaza Park on Times Square.  Sponsored by Stonehenge Properties and produced by Hip Hop Saves Lives, the festival will highlight Haitian music, […]

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In the Eye of the Spiral: Haiti’s Forgotten Story

New York, N.Y.  Haiti, categorized among the world’s poorest and least developed countries, has in recent years grappled with political instability, health crises, an annual barrage of hurricanes and a devastating earthquake, the worst in the region in over 200 years. In the midst of this trail of unending stories of trauma, pain and hopelessness […]

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Film on Haitian Art: In the Eye of the Spiral

New York, N.Y.  The Haitian Cultural Foundation (HCF) has just released its nine-minute trailer for its upcoming film Dans l’oeil de la Spirale — In the Eye of the Spiral. If the film is only half as brilliant as the trailer, Haitian art will finally find its seat at the international table of culture where it belongs. Knowing both many […]

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International Crowd Gathers for “Uni Haiti” at Upper East Side Gala

New York, N.Y. Although 200 guests were expected, 250 arrived to the United Nations’s social club Aux Antilles’s 21st annual dinner, this year to benefit the International University Center Haiti (Uni Haiti), in the Grand Ball Room of the Czechoslovakian cultural center known as Bohemian National Hall on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Grand Ballroom […]

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Rote Haitian Education – Not Necessarily As Bad As Thought

By Dr. Diane Hoffman, edited by Jim Luce Leogane, Haiti. As the renowned anthropologist Melville Herskovits observed long ago, in Haiti, nothing is what it seems.  My most recent visit to the country proved, once again, how true that observation was.  I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend a few days in Haiti with a small team […]

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Unlearning Intolerance – And Tolerance Too

By Michele M. Vella, MS, MA, Med., edited by Jim Luce New York, N.Y. United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Principle 10 commits to inter-cultural dialogue, understanding and the unlearning of intolerance through education.  What does it mean to unlearn intolerance?  Is intolerance, tolerance, inside out?  If so, is tolerance enough?  How do UNAI member institutions engage Principle 10 and […]

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