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HSA Emerging Scholars: The Mapou: Peer Support Groups

Image: Souvenance: The Sacred Mapou Tree Print Synthia SAINT JAMES

Imj : Souvenans : Pye bwa sakre  Mapou enpresyon Synthia SAINT JAMES


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HAITIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

EMERGING SCHOLARS COMMITTEE

THE MAPOU: PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

THE MAPOU: PEER RASIN GROUPS seeks to hold space for any member of HSA to have the opportunity to build professional relationships that foster community, accountability, and career advancement/discernment. Mapou participants commit to joining a year-long rasin group that meets twice a semester and once in the summer (five total). Mapou meetings are structured around a set of questions that help move professionals toward the program goals of building intentional community, creating accountability, and supporting professional advancement. 

The Mapou relies on an unwavering commitment to being in attendance and fully participating in assigned rasin groups. Participants are asked to commit to attending all 5 meetings with their rasin group and to communicate with their peers when they are unable to participate. All HSA members are encouraged to participate, regardless of tenure, race, age, gender, sexuality, or religious/spiritual practice, and should be willing to work towards forming an inclusive, decolonized rasin group.

Spring 2024

Week of February 18th

Week of April 14th

Summer 2024

Week of June 23rd

Fall 2024

Week of September 16th

Week of November  17th

JOIN THE MAPOU TODAY! https://forms.gle/aN6FrLr1QJxhL7Np7 (Sign up by January 10th to ensure placement in a group)