Haitian Studies Association

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May 2024: A Feminist Reading of the “Crisis” (May 20, 2024)

This panel engages the recent political events in Haiti from a perspective that centers the voices, experiences, and analyses of women. It also recognizes the interlocking systems of oppression and the ways in which they are manifested in the current crisis. The panel offers a feminist reading of the current conjuncture, its historical roots, and its geopolitical significance.

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Silent No More: Women in the Haitian Revolution (May 15, 2024)

Join us on Zoom for a conversation with Dr. Crystal Nicole Eddins about the roles of women during the Haitian Revolution.
In 1791, the eruption of the Haitian Revolution shook the world. It was the only revolt of enslaved people to abolish slavery and create a free and independent Black nation in the Americas. Enslaved women represented nearly half of colonial Haiti’s plantation populations and performed much of the same physical labor as their male counterparts. However, few women are identified in archival records as having taken part in the revolutionary struggle. This presentation draws on African and African diaspora perspectives to shed light on the ways that enslaved women may have contributed to the revolution for freedom and liberation.

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April 2024: Perspectives on the Current Political Moment in Haiti (Apr. 30, 2024)

We invite you to attend the [3rd] webinar on Tuesday April 30, 2024 between 5-7pm ET.
This webinar offers an analysis of the current moment as the Presidential Transitional Council was recently sworn in and Prime Minister Ariel Henry has resigned. The speakers will provide some context about the politics of the state and ongoing social movements.
Over the past month, the Haitian Studies Association (HSA), the HSA has organized two other such webinars. The previous iterations (March 8 and 22).

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Mid-March Update on the Situation in Haiti (Mar. 22, 2024)

The Haitian Studies Association is holding a webinar with scholars and activists to help understand what is happening on the ground.
Since our last webinar on March 8, 2024 de facto Prime Minister Ariel Henry has agreed to step down. The various political parties are sending their nominees as part of the transitional presidential council. The attacks are ongoing and the number of deaths are increasing. People are suffering from hunger and displacement amidst the rampant violence. The majority of international organizations workers have left. The U.S. have chartered a plane for U.S. citizens that arrived in Miami this past weekend and last week it sent military forces to protect its embassy. On March 19, Gen. Laura Richardson might have stated that the US Southern Command is 'prepared,' with reports by the Southern Command acknowledging that US troops might [already] be stationed in the Caribbean nation. In the meanwhile, Haitians in Haiti continue to live in a state of non-stop violence.

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