ANN: HSA 2020 Conference (Oct 5-10): PROGRAM, KEYNOTE, TOWN HALL, WORKING SESSIONS

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PROGRAM, KEYNOTE, TOWN HALL, WORKING SESSIONS

 

PWOGRAM, KONVÈSASYON ENVITE, RASANBLEMAN, ATELYE TRAVAY YO 

Dear colleague,

 

2020 has been challenging, to put it mildly. It’s an ongoing crisis that surpasses many in recent memory. The theme of this year’s conference is Nou la pi rèd. It is an assertion that we are here, and we are here to stay. In Haiti and throughout the world, people are protesting against neoliberal austerity, state corruption, the shift to authoritarianism, and unbridled repression. This was how the call for proposals began, written long before COVID and George Floyd (and Breonna Taylor and countless others whose names and lives don’t receive mainstream attention). Moments such as these oblige scholars and professionals to do more than talk or write. We are compelled to come together to think critically and productively about how theory and practice intertwine and how to incite meaningful change.

 

We are excited to share our draft program, which has 35 panels that span the disciplines and Haiti’s three official languages. We will send along the final program, along with the links to Zoom, shortly to our members. Please click here to renew your membership. In recognition of extreme hardship this moment presents, the conference registration fee is waived this year.

All members will automatically receive an electronic subscription of the Journal of Haitian Studies (JOHS) for 2020.

 

There are several innovations this year. We are excited to invite you to the Working Sessions.

 

Second was a very engaging Emerging Scholars webinar series, organized by student board member, now Dr. Darlène Dubuisson. 192 people attended the four events, which concluded with a series of constructive suggestions for future programming and future directions for H.S.A.

 

In addition, all members will have the chance to participate in the Town Hall to help us chart Haitian Studies in the future. 

 

And last but not least, the KEYNOTE… This year, instead of a single speaker, we are honored to have an amazing panel of keynote speakers, in conversation with H.S.A. president, Mark Schuller:

See you next week!

 

Nou la pi rèd!

 
Haitian Studies Association - Dr. Claudine Michel (Executive Director, Haitian Studies Association) | Center for Black Studies Research, South Hall, 4603, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
 
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