Haitian Heritage Month

Florida Center for the Book Presents: Haitian Heritage Month

May is Haitian Heritage Month, a time to celebrate Haitian historical and cultural traditions and to honor the unique history, language, and community of Haiti and Haitian-Americans. it was first celebrated in Boston, MA in 1998. The Haitian community of Palm Beach County, FL, which started the Heritage celebration in 2001, contributed greatly to make the Heritage Month first a statewide celebration, and then, a national one in the United States. 

Virtual Programs for All Ages

Kids

Kids Ask a Question: Haitian Heritage is a Zoom program and virtual craft project presented by HistoryMiami Museum. Click for more details about supplies needed for the craft project or to register. This program is recommended for ages 5 and up. This event takes place on Saturday, May 8, from 9 - 9:45 a.m. (CDT).

Teens

Ayiti Was Born in Me: Creating Cultural Awareness is a virtual program for teens offered by the Broward County Library System. In this session, Mecca aka Grimo will teach students about the richness of Haitian culture, art, music, history, and literature. He will facilitate the session with an engaging lecture, musical presentation, art exhibits, poetry, and storytelling. Click for more details and to register for this virtual event. This event takes place on Friday, May 7, at 1 p.m. (CDT).

Adults

Meet the Author: M.J. Fièvre  is a Zoom program offered by the Palm Beach County Library System, for ages 12 and up. In celebration of Haitian Heritage Month, join us for an interactive conversation with long-time educator and author M.J. Fièvre. Click to register for this Zoom program. This event takes place on Friday, May 7, from 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. (CDT).

"The Sweetest Girl" Film Viewing and Conversation is a virtual program for adults ONLY offered by the Broward County Library System. The short film “The Sweetest Girl” is part of the second book from the Goodman Chronicles series, “Revelations: Roads to Redemption.” Click for more details or to register for this virtual event. This event takes place on Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m. (CDT).

Virtual Book Discussion: "Everything Inside" by Edwidge Danticat is a virtual program offered by the City of Oakland Park Library. This program aims to shed light on the diverse experiences of bold Haitian women in the fictional settings of Florida and Haiti, who reflect their culture with pride and resilience amidst various challenges. This Zoom book discussion event is open to members of the public 18 and over. To register for this program please call 954-630-4374 or email vernat@oaklandparkfl.gov. This event takes placeon Saturday, May 14, from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. (CDT).