Day 1 | Monday, May 15

Reshaping the Haiti Narrative: A Movement in the Making

Held at the Busboys and Poets on 5th and K, this enlightening conversation between Andy Shallal and Ambassador Altidor covered a wide range of topics, including the contributions of Haitians to the United States and the role of the Diaspora in Haiti’s development. “People having the economic opportunities to feed themselves should be our goal in our efforts to help nations develop. That is the gift that will keep on giving. Invest in the local economy. Support Haitian-American entrepreneurs. Try to move beyond the natural human instinct of taking the charitable approach; it cripples the economy and the nation’s progress,” said Ambassador Altidor.

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