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Next Week: Largest Gathering of Haitian Diaspora in U.S. Capital

September 21, 2016


Washington DC, September 21, 2016 To highlight ways that leaders and professionals in the Haitian diaspora are advancing growth and development in Haiti, the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) is hosting its 5th annual National Conference next week from September 29 – October 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. This will be the largest gathering of the diaspora in the U.S. capital city. Approximately one million Haitians reside in America.

The line-up includes 11 Members of Congress as part of the Honorary Congressional Host Committee, five (5) global ambassadors, District of Columbia officials, senior Washington policy makers, Howard University administrators, and Haitian American political operatives.

Among the award honorees are Congresswoman Mia Love, Washington DC Attorney General Karl Racine, National Urban League President Marc Morial, and acclaimed architect Rodney Leon.

The three-day conference will take place at the Mecca – the epicenter of Black culture – Howard University. NAAHP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the diaspora, spotlighting their successes, and collaborating to identify solutions to strengthen the homeland. Information about the conference is available at http://naahpconference.org.


WHAT: Largest Gathering of Haitian Diaspora in U.S. Capital
WHEN: Thursday, September 29 – Saturday, October 1, 2016
WHERE: Howard University Blackburn Center, Washington, DC


Founded in 2011, the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established by diverse group of forward-thinking industry experts, youth leaders, faculty, public and nonprofit sector professionals from Haiti and its global diaspora. NAAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships between NAAHP members and committed stakeholders to rebuild Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.


Anide Jean, anidej@gmail.com
Donald Gatlin, dgatlin@rabengroup.com, 202-466-8585