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9418: Re: 9358: Haiti's Bicentennial (fwd)

From: Paulette Smith <psmith@emerald.tufts.edu>

In response to  P D Bellegarde-Smith message

We have formed a New Boston Africa Humanities Group - Interdisciplinary
and Intercollegiate - Africa and  Caribbean,  together with BU, MIT,
Harvard and Tufts (myself)

We meet alternatively at each other's campus.  We had our first
successful Africa-Diaspora event with  Olive Senior (Jamaica) and Edwidge
Danticat last weekend.
(Mongo Beti who was to be our keynote speaker passed away suddenly)
(The producer Jean Marie Teno from Cameroun had to cancel his flight and
appearance,  but sent his films for our screening event)

I am initiating a Commemorative project involving the
students of Haitian descent from our universities, who would present a
paper in English (French and Creole if translators available)

We would invite a KEYNOTE speaker (well known writer and/or movie
producer) from Haiti for  that event.

In this context, I would be very interested to learn about  what other
institutions might be preparing for projects and possibly exchange ideas

I would like to submit those ideas on a Haitian Commemoration during our
next group meeting here.

Paulette Anne Smith, Ph. D.
Tufts University

 On Fri, 26 Oct 2001,
Bob Corbett wrote:

> From: P D Bellegarde-Smith <pbs@csd.uwm.edu>
> 	I am interested in finding out if there are any special efforts
> being made to commemorate the bicentennial of the Republic of Haiti,
> 1804-2004 in each of the countries of the Caribbean and Latin America.
> 	Such efforts are already taking place in the United States in a
> number of fora, including an attempt to have the U.S. Postal Service issue
> a special stamp about the event.
> 	Some of us would like to see a whole host of events at the
> "official" governmental level, in the private sector, at colleges and
> universities and elsewhere.
> 			Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Ph.D.
> 			University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee