Mission | Our Work

The Haitian Roundtable (HRT), founded in New York in 2008, is an organization comprised of Haitian-American professionals who are committed to civic engagement as well as philanthropic endeavors benefiting Haiti, Haitian organizations and causes. The organization seeks to heighten awareness locally and nationally of Haitians as an emerging constituency among key stakeholders and institutions through networking, forums and events.
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Recognizing Achievement

On March 21, some 300 people attended the 2015 induction ceremony for the newest members of the 1804 List, recognizing 25 Haitian-American Changemakers and five Ones to Watch in the United States who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success in their profession and proven themselves to be forces for change in their communities. The event was held at Florence Gould Hall in New York City. Honorees included a federal judge in California, the first elected attorney-general of Washington, DC., the head of global diversity for Moody's, the chief financial officer for Turner Broadcasting and the president of the New York chapter of the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad.
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Haitian Roundtable Joins New York Mayor in Condemning Dominican Expulsions

Members of the Haitian Roundtable (HRT) have joined New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio in condemning the threatened expulsion of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian origin from the Dominican Republic. The possibility of a forced exodus has emerged since a deadline expired for Haitians and Dominican-Haitians to apply for permission to remain in the country that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti.
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Civic Engagement

HRT provides opportunities for its members and the community at large to learn and engage on numerous civic issues, by hosting public forums on local elections, organizing dialogues on challenges women face in Haiti, and recognizing local leaders who support the community at the annual Haitian Independence Day Awards.
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Haiti Dialogue Series

HRT hosts the Haiti Dialogue Series, which serves as a forum to discuss current and relevant topics that impact the Haitian community. The Dialogue Series brings together distinguished thought leaders and accomplished practitioners for candid conversation on a variety of important issues.
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Kreyol Connection

HRT frequently sponsors Kreyol Connection. These networking receptions offer opportunities for professionals to celebrate Haitian culture after work, as they build lasting social bonds. The events are held at elegant venues throughout New York City and co-hosted by various high profile Haitian-Americans.
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