Queer Collaborations and Practicing Co-Performative Witnessing in Haiti

Queer Collaborations and Practicing Co-Performative Witnessing in Haiti

Join Dr. Mario LaMothe for a lecture via Zoom presented by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago

About this event

The presentation offers insight into Mario LaMothe’s ethnographic collaboration with queer Haitians on the island and highlights the struggle, discomfort, and benefits that emerge from documenting activist responses to the national policing of same-sex desire.

Admission is $5, additional donations appreciated!

General Toussaint Louverture vs. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte

General Toussaint Louverture vs. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte

Join HAMOC’s monthly Scholar Series featuring King Kevin Dorival

About this event

General Toussaint Louverture and Emperor Napoleon served their respected countries during the same time period… but who was the greater leader? Greater statesman? Greater hero? How are they both represented today? Hear from friend of HAMOC’s King Kevin Dorival on this topic and gain some insight on who exactly was the best.

This is a FREE EVENT with a $10 suggested donation to the museum.

A Promise Kept

A Promise Kept

Join Historian Dr. Cranston Knight for his monthly lecture via Zoom presented by HAMOC

About this event

Haiti became the first free Black country in 1804. But their resiliency and desire to free all from slavery did not stop there. Simón Bolívar, born in Venezuela, became to be one of the greatest liberators of his time. And with the help of Haiti and Alexandre Pétion was able to free many others throughout Latin America.

Join us in learning about the relationship between Bolívar and Pétion and how Haiti became a model for independence.

This is a FREE EVENT with a $10 suggested donation to the museum.

Sanctuary: A Haitian Passport and the Holocaust

Sanctuary: A Haitian Passport and the Holocaust

Join Historian Dr. Cranston Knight for his monthly lecture via Zoom with special guest Artist Robert Sutz, presented by HAMOC.

About this event

Half a million Jews lived in Germany in 1933, primarily in Berlin. Nevertheless, as political power changed as a result of Nazism, a wave of Jewish emigration began. The new Regime quickly passed a series of Racial Decrees, known as the Nuremberg Laws, which made life intolerable for all Jews. It ended their illegibility to be citizens, to marry non-Jews, hold office, or employment in many sectors of the economy. They were categorized as “subjects” and became nationless in their own country.

Come learn how Haiti became a place of refuge for many Jewish families.

This is a FREE event with a $10 suggested donation to the museum.

Virtual Tour of the Haitian American Museum of Chicago

Virtual Tour of the Haitian American Museum of Chicago

The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is the realization of a dream by its co-founder, Elsie Hernandez. Since 2012 the museum has hosted a wide array of programs and exhibits showcasing Haiti’s rich culture and art as well as its complex history. Enjoy a virtual tour with a Q&A session to follow. Presented by the Palm Beach Library System