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Mawonaj / Marronage / Maroonage:
Haitian Studies as a Space of Refuge, Resistance, and Freedom
October 6 – 8, 2022
Howard University – Washington, D.C.
Join the Congress of Santa Barbara (KOSANBA) as we honor two of our beloved ancestors in Black religious studies, Dr. Charles Long and Dr. Albert Raboteau. Featuring Dr. Davíd Carrasco, Dr. Tracey Hucks, Dr. Dianne Stewart, and Dr. Richard Turner.
Co-sponsored by the African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association (ADRSA).
In this second symposium focused on identity management, we want to explore how the languages we speak, the cultures we grew up in, and the places we live affect the ways in which we identify, and the ways others identify us. Further, as cultural heritage professionals, how do we mindfully, ethically, and accurately respect and capture the nuance, richness, and multi-faceted complexity of identity? We hope this symposium will challenge us to think more deeply about these issues and share some ways to practically address them.
The Haitian Studies Association (HSA) cordially invites the public and friends of Haiti to a town hall forum in memory of Dr. Paul Edward Farmer who recently passed away on February 21, 2022. We are pleased to have four distinguished guests: Dr. Toni Essayllenne, MD, Ms. Marc Julmisse, MPH, RN, Dr. Donaldson Conserve, PhD, and Dr. Pierre Minn, PhD, who will reflect on Dr. Farmer’s life, ideas, works, and legacy. Dr. Farmer worked with communities and grassroots organizations in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora to advocate for access to healthcare for all. As a researcher, he highlighted the connections between health inequities and human rights. Tracy Kidder called him “the man who could cure the world.” A co-founder of Partners in Health, Dr. Farmer was instrumental in building the 300-bed University Hospital in Mirebalais after the 2010 earthquake. We remember Dr. Farmer for his compassion, kindness and relentless advocacy for equitable healthcare around the world, especially in Rwanda and Haiti. Please join us as we remember this mapou! The virtual forum will be held via Zoom Meeting on Saturday, May 21.
"Haiti, like most Caribbean countries, faces a growing energy crisis due to the increasing costs of fossil fuels and the lack of indigenous domestic energy supplies. Biofuels are increasingly considered as alternatives to fossil fuels to power modern societies, but they carry their own negative environmental impacts and limitations..."
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Last year the H.S.A. piloted Working Sessions, to great enthusiasm from our members. The five live webinars from three Working Sessions were well attended, and generated interest to keep this series of bottom-up interdisciplinary spaces going. This year we are excited to present the following three working groups.
Mark Schuller, President of H.S.A.
33rd Annual Conference "Nou La Pi Rèd Toujou! Embodying a New Praxis" held in October 21-23, 2021 (online).
The Haitian Studies Association supports scholarship on Haiti and provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas and knowledge in order to inform pedagogy, practice, and policy about Haiti in an international community.
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34th Annual Conference – Call for Papers
A History of Black Religions & The Eternal Return (May 10, 2022)
Art in Context: Identity, Ethics, and Insight (May 18, 2022)
Online Panel: Celebrating Paul Farmer (May 21, 2022)
The Energy Potential of Marine Macroalgae in Haiti
Spring 2021 Issue of JoHS is available for download!
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