CLAS to host ‘Haiti Week’ Feb. 11-13


CLAS, along with several collaborating departments and centers across campus, will host a series of public events featuring Haiti.

Monday, Feb. 11:
Cooking and Creole

Featuring a hands-on cooking class for a traditional Haitian dish, as well as an introduction to the Haitian Creole language. RSVP here for “Creole and Cooking.”
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Kitchen

Tuesday, Feb. 12:
The Price of Admission: Louis-Marie Dantes Bellegarde’s Life and Oeuvre in Context – Lunch Talk with Patrick Bellegarde-Smth
12:10 p.m., Buttrick Hall Room 123
Followed by In the Shadow of Powers book launch with Vanderbilt University Press

Wednesday, Feb. 13:
K-12 Teacher Workshop, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

American Street: The American Dream and The Immigrant Imagination – Lunch Talk with Ibi Zoboi
12:10 p.m., Buttrick Hall Room 123

Haiti at the Crossroads – Panel with Patrick Bellegarde-Smith (University of Michigan) Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Ibi Zoboi, award-winning young adult novelist and Brandon Byrd (Vanderbilt Department of History), moderated by Tiffany Patterson (Vanderbilt Department of African American and Diaspora Studies)
4:10 p.m., Jean and Alexander Heard Library Community Room, followed by reception and book signing

All events are free and open to the public, except for the Feb. 13 Teacher Workshop.


Center for Latin American Studies, Circum-Atlantic Studies Seminar, African American & Diaspora Studies, Callie House Center, History Department, Latin American & Caribbean Student Association, Vanderbilt University Press, and The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries

Haiti Week List of Events