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2014

A Miami Beach love story born at Miss Universe 50 years ago

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The GreensThey met a half-century ago at the very same Miss Universe pageant now at Florida International University. And the library on that very college campus now bears their names.
In 1964, the year New York welcomed the World’s Fair, Dorothea Langhans, 19, recently crowned Miss New York, traveled to Miami Beach to compete for the Miss USA and Miss Universe titles. She stepped from the plane donning a miniature version of the iconic World's Fair globe atop her head.
In the midst of the pageantry, Langhans met Steven J. Green, a college student working as an adminstrative assistant to then Miami-Dade Mayor Charles Hall.
“The mayor and Steve were backstage when I met them. Steve was so nice and so gracious. I was there a couple of weeks with all the pageant activities and we kept bumping into each other,” says Dorothea Green, 69. “After the contest we started dating.”

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Ayikodans bring flavor of Haiti to the Rialto

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Posted: 12:00 pm -  Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

By Shelia Poole - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jeanguy Saintus wants to share his perspective on Haiti with Atlanta.

It’s a view that may contradict what many people hear about the Caribbean nation.

Saintus wants to focus more on pirouettes than poverty, dance instead of disaster, and culture rather than crime.

“People always see negative things in the news about Haiti,” said the founder and artistic director of Ayikodans, an acclaimed Haitian dance company.

But, Saintus said, “when the dancers go onstage, the spectators immediately have a different perspective on Haiti. It’s a celebration of life and beauty through dance.”

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FIU’s med-school students healing more than bodies

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-Early in my professional career, I worked as a field researcher for a nutrition program in a low-income area in Atlanta. I was charged with collecting information on the fruit and vegetable consumption of local residents, and in exchange they would receive a small honorarium.

One day I arrived at the home of a single mother of two whose electricity had been disconnected because of a delinquent bill. The apartment windows were partially boarded up, and the only consistent light came through the front door. As I prepared to reschedule my visit, the mother explained that she needed the honorarium to help pay her electric bill.

We sat with the front door open and hurriedly completed the survey, racing against the sunset.

Read the full article here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article2172761.html#storylink=cpy

The Haitian Experience in the context of Film

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Ayiti Images

 

Since the devastating Earthquake that shattered the beautiful Island of Haiti almost 5 years ago on January 12, 2010, this mystical Island, its people, and its Diaspora are all at a crossroad. Every aspect of its culture, its politics, and the physical land itself is on a movement to redefine its identity. While some children of Haiti and those who left back in the day sit on the sideline waiting for a change to happen, many in the Diaspora have awaken to the call and are part of a mass movement to change the face of this fascinating country. More and more, you hear of people moving back to Haiti to make an impact. Those are the positive stories . . . until you hear from the voices of the Deportees.

 


 

DEPOTEAyiti Images, in partnership with the Green Family Foundation, the Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and the Cinema and Interactive Media Department at the University of Miami present the SCREENING OF DEPORTED. Learn more about Deportation by coming out to a screening near you, meet the co-director Rachèle Magloire and share your wisdom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPOTE trailer

trailer DEPORTED, (english version)

 


About Ayiti Images

 

Ayiti Images is a new Florida traveling film series showcasing documentaries and narrative films about the Haitian experience. The films are diverse in its point of views ranging from issues on US deportation laws, history, Haitian identity to the Haitian Diaspora experience. The series includes panel discussions, networking and music. Collaborating with local Universities, community organization's and cultural institutions, the film screenings will take place throughout the Florida area to expose residents to a diverse conversation about Haiti.

All the films that will be screened will also be produced and directed by Haitian or Haitian American directors, which also promotes an authentic voice that is seldom heard from its own perspective.

 


When

SOUTH DADE Oct. 1st- 6:30pm
Oct. 1st - FIU (south campus) (FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  Courtesy  of  LACC, HAITIAN TASK FORCE AND FIU HSO)  CLICK HERE TO RSVP

CORAL GABLES 10/2 7PM
Oct. 2nd - University of Miami Screening (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - SUGGESTED DONATION -   $11 | $7 for non- UM students and Senior Citizens CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

LITTLE HAITI 10/3 7PM
Little Haiti Cultural Center Screening (GENERAL ADMISSION $11 | $7  
Students and Senior Citizens  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

FT. LAUDERDALE 10/4 AT 2PM
African American Research Library (FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBIC Courtesy  of  Broward County Library )  CLICK HERE TO RSVP

WEST PALM / LAKE WORTH AT 8PM
Oct. 4th, 2014 - 8pm - Lake Worth Playhouse
(GENERAL ADMISSION $11 | $7 Students and Senior Citizens CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS


Haitian Jazz in Miami

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Haiti Jazz Foundation Presents

A DOUBLE EXPO

Haiti Jazz Foundation cordially invites you to an exclusive fundraising cocktail featuring
The Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival EXPO
"Help us make the PAP JAZZ Festival the best jazz and creole jazz destination of the Caribbean"

"An'n ale" EXPO, a tribute to Toto Bissainthe (1934 - 1994),
actress, singer, author & composer, pioneer of modern Haitian Rasin genre.

Friday, September 19th 2014 6pm - 9pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center Gallery: 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami FL 33137

Photo exhibit for silent auction, video projection and live music.

free entrance - RSVP 305-960-2969

www.papjazzhaiti.org - www.littlehaiticulturalcenter.com

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