Sunday, January 16, 2022

HAC-US January Newsletter: News, Updates, and Opportunities!


We Are Excited About What Lies Ahead!
As we think back over 2021, YOU immediately come to mind and the many amazing supporters and donors who partner with us to make a positive lasting impact on the US & Haiti. THANK YOU to everyone who donates their time, money and resources to strengthen our country, one life at at time! Happy New Year from HAC Global!
Through partnerships like the one with Soles4souls, we continue to provide business training and mentorship for young Haitian entrepreneurs of tomorrow!
Commemorating the 12th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake
Twelve years ago, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake dared to destroy everything – our land, our families, our spirits. Long before our tears were dried, we knew that we had to take action. We were the sole ones responsible for our fate and recovery. 

We will never forget the thousands killed, injured, and still struggling in the aftermath of this crisis. 

Amid the utter desolation, the Haitian American Caucus began creating pathways to help support the families struggling to cope with the life-altering events and consequences. Three brothers stood at the helm of a new organization that would reimagine the sustainability and the future of Haiti. 

Today, their vision is paired with nurturing the next generation of scholars and professionals in order to shift the paradigm and create better outcomes.

Our collective work, as ONE Haiti, ONE Diaspora, will continue until we see our beloved island replenished.
Anniversary of the Jan. 6th Capitol Riot
In the wake of the horrifying display that took place at the capitol as well as in many other cities across the country a year ago, it is imperative that we reflect on what happened and realize how much work still remains for us in this country. Attempts to decertify a lawful election, backed by the sitting President, are a stain on democracy and the nation.

As we go forward, it is vital that we understand the forces that promote such acts and take action against them in our homes, places of work and on the streets. White supremacy and authoritarian rule have no place in this society, but we can stand against them by refusing to be silent.

We encourage all Americans to defend democracy by acting on behalf of those most marginalized among us. We ask that you join us in the fight to bring equity and opportunity to Haiti and Haitian Americans. We ask that you take action and never stop acting.

L’Union Fait La Force!
January is Birth Defects Prevention Month
Watch The Throwback: Navigating Pregnancy During A Pandemic
Haitian Independence (1804-2022) Dish Awarded Protected Status by Unesco
Culture in a bowl: Haiti's joumou soup awarded protected ...

Haiti's joumou soup, a symbol of hope and dignity for the world's first black-led republic, has been awarded protected status by Unesco. The soup, made from turban squash and originally cooked by enslaved African people for their owners in Haiti, ...

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Holly Jolly Holiday Fundraiser
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ― Winston Churchill

Thank You! We can do so much more because of you.
Martin Luther King Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Making time to volunteer for MLK Day of Service is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Whether you plan on cleaning up a public space, mentoring a young person, or assisting those who are food insecure, what you do makes a world of difference.

Some Additional Ways to Get Involved:

Join the NYC Test and Trace Corps for special #MLKweekend Days of Actions at your local house of worship and receive a free COVID-19 vaccine or test at no cost!

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Monday, January 17, 2022 / 10am-12pm
The Haitian American Caucus, a global community development nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide Haitian communities around the world with access to information and resources that will foster self-development and success, is hosting a community discussion on what Dr. King's legacy means to the black women, black men and the youth today, on Monday, January 17 from 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. ET

Keynote Speakers
Kevin S. Parker
NYS Senator (SD21)
Farah N. Louis
NYC Council Member (D45)
Francois O. Jeanty
Special Guest
Dominic Dupont
Activist | Public Speaker
Dupont is the nephew of the late great Michael K. Williams
Men's Panel Moderators
Samuel M. Pierre
HAC US, Executive Director
Josue Pierre
District Leader, AD 42
Panelist: Dr. James Pierre-Glaude, Rashidi Denson, & Justin Manning
Women's Panel Moderators
Adero Harrison
HAC US, Chief of Staff
Martha Ayon
HAC Volunteer
Panelist: Martha Ayon, Rona Taylor, & Judith Pierre
Youth Panel Moderators

Nadia Aristide
Maroon Strategist, CFO

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