Screening of “The Road to Fondwa” and Q+A with co-director Justin Brandon
Tuesday, September 14, 7:30-9pm

at Boxcar Books, 408 E 6th St
View the film trailer at

Emeline Michel and her band perform Haitian roots music at the 17th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18, from 8:45-10pm

Tickets available online:

“Like other Haitian artists of her generation, Michel marries social and political content to the distinctive, danceable Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Haitian traditional music, including the Haitian original compas, the troubador-style twoubadou, and the Afro-Haitian festival style of music known as rara. “Everybody knows that Haiti is in trouble,” she says. As a Haitian living abroad, Michel uses her music “to show a side of Haitian culture that is positive.”
More information at and

“A chat about Haitian music and culture” with Emeline Michel
Monday, September 20, 4-5pm

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 1125 E. Atwater
Please note: This conversation will be conducted mostly in Haitian Creole.

“An Evening with Emeline Michel”
Tuesday, September 21, 7:30-9pm

in the Formal Lounge of the Foster International Learning-Living Center
Join us as this dynamic Haitian vocalist, songwriter, and dancer will discuss her life and career.

“Reforestation as Restoration:
An Examination of the Link between Environmental and Economic Restoration in Post-Earthquake Haiti”

a public presentation on sustainable reforestation and the impacts of the 2010 earthquake on the environment in Haiti
by Lizzie Cooke, Co-founder of Imagine Haitian(
Friday, September 24, from 7-9:00 pm (Donations accepted)
at Boxcar Books, 408 E 6th St
Proceeds from the sale of Haitian arts and crafts will support Imagine Haitian’s reforestation efforts in Haiti.
Refreshments will be served.

“A Night of Haitian Poetry”
Saturday, October 2, 7:30-9pm

at the Pour House, 314 E Kirkwood Ave
Join us for readings of Haitian and Haitian-American poetry and literature. Selections will be read in English, French, and Haitian Creole. Discussion will follow.

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