The Sanité Bélair Women's Empowerment Series spotlights the revolutionary work of various Haitian and Caribbean young women in different fields today. The fiest installment of the series features a Brown Bag Lunch with afro-feminist and anti-imperialist Haitian activist living in France, Fania Noel.
About Sanité Bélair:
Sanité Bélair (born Suzanne Bélair), was a Haitian freedom fighter and revolutionary, and one of the few female soldiers who fought during the Haitian Revolution. Sanité, whom Dessalines described as “a tigress,” is formally recognized by the Haitian Government as a National Heroine of Haiti. In 2004, she was featured on the 10 gourde banknote of the Haitian gourde for the “Bicentennial of Haiti” Commemorative series. She was the only woman depicted in the series, and the second woman ever (after Catherine Flon) to be depicted on a Haitian banknote.
Upcoming events in this series:
March 6th: 6:30 - 9:00 PM Conversation with Haitian-American spoken word artist, poet, emcee and entrepreneur, Theresa Sophia. Location: 53 Washington Square South, Auditorium.
March 23rd, 12:30 - 2:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch with Haitian-American award-winning filmmaker Stefani Saintonge. You can learn more about her here. Location: 53 Washington Square South, Room 404.
This event is free and open to the public. ID is required to enter the building.