Haitian Heritage Month

Welcome to Haitian Heritage Month at RCC

In the 1980’s a little known illness began making headlines. The disease caused great fear and panic in people because little was known about its origin or risks factors. For eight years Haitians were prohibited from donating blood in the USA. The little known disease was AIDS. Cultural ignorance created that law, but at RCC it was counteracted with education and action. In 1990 being the oldest club at RCC, the Haitian Club decided to make it their mission to share the full richness of Haitian culture with the entire RCC community.

In 1990 when we first started, Haitian Day was a one-day event, by the mid 1990’s it had grown to a week then a month of festivities.

May is Haitian Heritage Month, but since the spring semester ends mid-May, we opt to celebrate it during the month of April.

2021 Haitian Heritage Month Events

All events are free and open to the public.

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Upcoming Events

2021 Haitian Heritage Month
Committee Chair

Elizabeth Solages

2021 Haitian Heritage Month
Committee Members

Jude Fleurismond
Kimberly Weston
Betty Handsman
Karina Joseph
Jean Phanor
Fharid Floriant, Haitian Club President