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CLAS to host ‘Haiti Week’ Feb. 11-13

Feb. 5, 2019, 12:13 PM

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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.

Sponsors:

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

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