Haitian Studies Association

Past Events, Past Working Groups

Working Sessions for 2020 Online Conference

Participation in these Working Sessions is free to all Members of H.S.A (renew your membership here) & also free to the public (you must register to each session individually). All members will receive their invitation links a day before the session.

It will also be broadcasted live via our YouTube Channel & our Facebook.  

For the 2020 Online Conference, which will held the week of October 5 – 10th, H.S.A. plans to pilot a new format of peer-to-peer and mentorship gathering: two-hour working sessions clustered around conference themes. Members like you have asked for new ways of connecting, being involved, and many of you have expressed the desire to make our collective scholarship relevant to conversations in policymaking, philanthropy, and legislation regarding Haiti. We know that cultivating a diverse and inclusive scholarly community, a lakou, is one of the ongoing strengths of our association. Working sessions will both build on this strength and foster more engaged scholarship.

Haitian Art: Koneksyon, Rezistans, Istwa

Conveners: Cecile Accilien, Carlo Avierl Célius, Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken

Session 1 of 2: Monday, October 5, 2020, 10 am ET – Moderators: Laurent Dubois and Kaiama L. Glover

Session 2 of 2: Monday, October 5, 2020, 2 pm ET – Moderators: Cécile Accilien and Darlène Elizabeth Dubuisson

Working across Disciplines toward Environmental Understanding for Haiti

Conveners: LeGrace Benson, Lois Wilcken

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 2 pm ET 

The Rights to Live Creatively: Artistic Expression, Visibility, Solidarity

Conveners: Josué Azor, Dasha Chapman, Erin Durban, Mamyrah Prosper

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 10 am ET