Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses - Dr. Margaret Mitchell Armand

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Discover Haiti's Entrepreneurs & Businesses:
Dr. Margaret Mitchell Armand : Author, Conflict Mediator and Peacemaker

margaret mitchell armandDr. Margaret Mitchell Armand is a lifelong ambassador of Haitian Vodou tradition and culture. She advocates understanding and respect for the culture of Haitian people, which she believes must be fostered by a national education program and political platform rooted in decolonization and peace building.

As an author, her latest book "Healing in the homeland - Haitian Vodou Tradition", locates the historical oppressive conjuncture at the root of the persistent Haitian national division and offers peace building solutions. She believes that "Haitians need to define themselves in their own terms. As long as Haitian people are afraid to take ownership of their traditional practices and values, they will not be able to reclaim their nation."

5211653In 1980, Margaret was the first Haitian-American certified teacher to be hired by Broward County School System in Florida. She ran for political office in 1998 and is currently a member of the Broward Cultural Council. Throughout her career as an educator, licensed psychotherapist and Supreme Court family mediator, she has used her conflict transformation skills to empower individuals and families.

Margaret was born and raised in Haiti and, as an adult, has lived in New York, Pennsylvania and Texas before settling in Haiti and Plantation, Florida in 1979. She earned a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University.

To purchase her books and for more information visit: www.margaretmitchellarmand.com

 


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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs and Businesses, a feature developed by the Embassy of Haiti, introduces readers to the many talents that Haiti offers. The Embassy will regularly highlight Haiti’s entrepreneurs and businesses. Inclusion in this feature does not imply an endorsement of the person, business or service. If you would like to nominate a Haitian entrepreneur for this feature, please submit their name and bio along with your contact information using the comment section of our website feedback form. Thank you for your continued support.

Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses-Stephanie Gazenard

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Discover Haiti's Entrepreneurs & Businesses:
Stephanie Gazenard: Creator and Designer, Stephanie’s Collection

Stephanie GazenardWhether it is her beautifully-beaded bags or sumptuous sequined sandals, Stephanie Gazenard’s line of accessories, Stephanie’s Collection, are works of art in their own right and glimpse into the hidden talent Haiti has to offer the world.

Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Gazenard studied computer program and enrolled in modeling school. However, she was drawn to and embraced the arts. An encounter with local shoemaker, who was less than enthusiastic about footwear, sparked her interest to create rich, exotic and colorful sandals that women will want to wear. Realizing her true talent with the help of family and friends, Stephanie’s Collection was born in 2006.

SGazenard4The originality, uniqueness and perfection of her handmade leather goods, adorned with beads, sequins, ornaments and jewels, have been lauded by clients, the media and industry peers. Stephanie’s Collection have been used in campaigns to spotlight Haiti’s art and culture.

At the intersection of passion and imagination, Gazenard’s work is a testament to her talent and cultural pride.

To order you can contact:
Stephanie Gazenard
57 rue derenoncourt Petion-Ville
509-3728-8223
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http://www.stephaniecollections.blogspot.com

 

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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs and Businesses, a feature developed by the Embassy of Haiti, introduces readers to the many talents that Haiti offers. The Embassy will regularly highlight Haiti’s entrepreneurs and businesses. Inclusion in this feature does not imply an endorsement of the person, business or service. If you would like to nominate a Haitian entrepreneur for this feature, please submit their name and bio along with your contact information using the comment section of our website feedback form. Thank you for your continued support.

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