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CLAS to host fourth annual Haiti Week Feb. 3–6

Jan. 24, 2020, 9:34 AM

"Cooking and Kreyòl" at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center demonstration kitchen is part of Haiti Week Feb. 3-6 at Vanderbilt.
“Cooking and Kreyòl” at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center demonstration kitchen is part of Haiti Week Feb. 3-6 at Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies, along with several collaborating departments and centers across campus, will host the fourth annual Vanderbilt Haiti Week Feb. 3–6.

Monday, Feb. 3

“Cooking and Kreyòl”

Featuring Soup Joumou and other traditional Haitian dishes. Led by Wilna Taylor, assistant director of the Vanderbilt Curb Center, and Danielle Dorvil, a graduate student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the program will include a discussion about Haitian history and culture and a lesson in conversational Haitian Kreyòl.

6–8 p.m., David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center demonstration kitchen

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Tuesday, Feb. 4

“Beyond Trouillot: Unsettling Genealogies of Haitian Thought”

Lunch Talk with Marlene Daut, University of Virginia

12:10 p.m., Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Auditorium

Wednesday, Feb. 5

  • “In Transit: Memorialization, Reconciliation and Remembrance at the Haitian-Dominican Border”
    Lunch Talk with Megan Myers, Vanderbilt ’16, Iowa State University
    12:10 p.m., Buttrick Hall Room 123
  • “Reconsidering the Archives and History of Haitian Emigration”
    Talk with Brandon Byrd, assistant professor of history
    4:10 p.m., Robert Penn Warren Center

Thursday, Feb. 6

International Lens screening of Fatal Assistance 

with discussion led by Nathan Dize, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of French and Italian

7:30 p.m., Sarratt Cinema

All events are open to the public.

Sponsors include theCenter for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt Curb Center, the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies, the Robert Penn Warren Center, the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, the Latin American and Caribbean Student Association, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, International Lens and the Center for Second Language Studies.

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