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Cleve Mesidor

Don’t Miss the Largest Gathering of the Haitian Diaspora in the Nation’s Capital This Fall

For its fifth annual conference, the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) has selected the United States capital. This year’s theme is Haiti’s Diaspora Goes to Washington: Leveraging the Diaspora’s Political & Economic Power for the Good of The Homeland.

The forum will take place at the Mecca, the epicenter of Black culture – Howard University – from September 29-October 1, 2016.

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Over 1 million Haitians reside in America. The Haitian Diaspora is a vibrant, dynamic group of people. These people come from various walks of life and socioeconomic backgrounds, including middle-class families and senior-level professionals. Politically, they are engaged and are consistent voters.

This will be the largest gathering of Haitians that the District of Columbia has seen in a long time. There are very powerful Haitian-Americans in Washington, DC, including Congresswoman Mia Love, DC Attorney General Karl Racine, and high-level political operatives on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and the Executive Branch of the U.S. government.

NAAHP will collaborate with Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, The Raben Group, and local Diaspora organizations. We will welcome hundreds, from across the U.S. and abroad, for a weekend focused on thought leadership, advocacy, global policy, and social impact.

The robust program will incorporate opportunities for attendees to experience the political culture of Washington, interact with decision makers, engage powerbrokers, and tour the monuments, museums, memorials, and local hotspots.

Distinguished leaders, officials from Haiti, industry experts, and millennials will participate in panels, workshops, roundtables. They will host strategic discussions to leverage the assets, talents, and capacity of the Diaspora in order to advance their homeland and help Haiti realize its full potential.

 
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