IJDH Statement of Solidarity With the Haitian People and Condemnation of President’s White Supremacist Remarks
Émouvant hommage à Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique
Décédée le vendredi 5 janvier 2018, les funérailles de l’anthropologue et mambo Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique ont été chantées dans le respect du rituel du vaudou, le mardi 9 janvier 2018, dans les jardins de sa résidence au pérystile de Mariani.
This is just a sample of the essay responses to Trump's latest racist comments about Haiti. Please feel free to add any that we may have missed by replying to this post....Thank you to all doing the necessary work of rebuttal and re-education.
Trump’s Insults Pour Salt in Wounds of Haitians Healing After Succession of Disasters
By Erica Caple James
I want to thank Marlene so much for posting this very important article by Jemima Pierre, who is doing such crucial work. I had the opportunity in fall 2016 to work with Haitians who had just crossed the border from Tijuana into San Diego, before the Obama Administration restricted the policy and stopped people from being eligible for humanitarian parole. It was heartbreaking to see people who had come so far, and been through so much, forced to wear ankle bracelets like criminals though they had entered the U.S. legally. But Prof.
Décès de l’anthropologue Rachel Beauvoir Dominique, l’unique héritière du feu Ati Max Gesner Beauvoir
Rachel Beauvoir Dominique, manbo, anthropologue et l’unique héritier du feu Ati Max Gesner Beauvoir vivant en Haïti, a rendu l’âme le vendredi 5 janvier 2018, en sa résidence à Mariani. Prêtresse du vaudou, elle fut une défenseuse vigilante de cette religion populaire en Haïti.
Far from the pre-packaged, plastic Vodou pushed to tourists en masse, Paul Clammer heads to Haiti in search of the real spiritual deal.
By Paul Clammer
Anne Eller has recently reviewed "A Colony in Crisis," a digital humanities project about the Saint-Domingue grain crisis of 1789, run by Nathan H. Dize, Abby Broughton, and Kelsey Corlett-Rivera. Congratulations to the entire team and collaborators!
H-Haiti's own Julia Gaffield has just been awarded the Boucher Prize by the French Colonial Historical Society for her book, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition After Revolution (2015): http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/13368.html
I bought this and gave it to a friend who runs a daycare. She cares for a mix of Haitian American and other children. My only reservation about the book is that it has only two images of women. We see indigenous armies composed virtually of men only. My understanding is that many women fought in the revolution.
Frantz Derenoncourt, Jr. 's New Book: “Haiti: The First Black Republic” is a powerful historical work on the history, struggles, and subsequent victory of the Haitian people. This detailed account of how Haiti overcame European and French rule is a must read.
I know a couple of CUNY professors involved in HSI who can respond, but they are in the middle of finals at the moment. I'll wait a bit and then point them this way. I can tell you that the search for a director is in process.
Thanks for calling our attention to this important endeavor, Alyssa! Can anyone involved in the development of this new CUNY Haitian Studies Center provide us with an update as to where things stand? Has a director been chosen? What kind of events will the center host or promote, and what kind of involvement does the center expect to have from the public both within and outside of Haiti? I am sure many people on this list would be interested to know more about the center and how we might be able to be involved.
Marlene L. Daut