Haitian Studies Association

Q&A Conversation: Jean-Jacques Dessalines: The Man Who Defeated Napoleon Bonaparte

October 5, 2022 (Wednesday): 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the H.S.A.’s working groups and how you can get involved? Please join representatives of the SexualitiesEnvironmental Understanding and Archives and Public Memory Working Groups to learn about what each group has done so far, what we are planning for the future, and to participate in an informal discussion and Q&A.

The Sexualities Working Group brings together U.S. and Haiti-based scholar-practitioners-activists to mobilize toward the rights to live creatively for Haitian LGBTQ/M-community, Vodouyizan, and all those who do not conform to sexual/gendered norms. It catalyzes new networks and knowledge between scholars, activists, artists, and queer Haitians living in resistance to multiple assaults on their existence. The Environmental Understandings Working Group focuses on the past, present, and future of Haiti’s ecosystems, seeking to define a set of recommendations for management of Haitian land and natural resources in a time of climate change and profound environmental challenges, and develop more effective models of environmental communication. The Archives and Public Memory Working Group is a generative, collaborative space that will provide practical resources for archivists, library workers, and cultural heritage workers, researchers, and others to enable people in Haiti and the diaspora to be aware of and access existing archives, and provide knowledge and resources to preserve, store, and catalogue archival collections.

Conference attendees do not need to register. They will receive their join link prior to the event.

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