Haitian Flag Week 2018

May 13–19, 2018


In its 11th annual celebration, UCSB Center for Black Studies Research presents a week of activities to commemorate Haitian Flag Day.

Film Screening: “Charcoal” and conversation with filmmaker Francesca Andre
Wednesday, May 16 | 12:00–2:00 p.m.
UCSB MultiCultural Center Lounge

Filmmaker Francesca Andre will screen her short film “Charcoal,” which captures the parallel stories of two Black women and their lifelong journey to overcome internalized colorism as they find self-acceptance and ultimately redemption. Then, in a conversation with UCSB psychologist Dr. Meridith Merchant, Andre will discuss her creative process, including the choice to focus on the theme of colorism.

“Riding with Death”: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince
Professor Jana Braziel, Miami University
Thursday, May 17 | 11:00 a.m.
UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater

Dr. Braziel discusses her book “Riding with Death”: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince, which highlights the profoundly transformative forms of creative production made by those living precarious lives in Haiti’s capital.

Emeline Michel in Performance
Thursday, May 17 | 4:00 p.m.
UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater

Haitian songstress Emeline Michel is internationally acclaimed for fusing pop, jazz, blues, and traditional Haitian rhythms into deeply moving, joyful music delivered with a charismatic live show.

Honoring 35 Years of Service: Retirement Celebration for UCSB Professor Emerita Claudine Michel
Friday, May 18
3:00 p.m.
UCSB Student Resource Building, MultiPurpose Room

All are welcome!

Sakpase Sixth Annual Haitian Flag Day Celebration in Los Angeles
featuring iconic singer Emeline Michel
Saturday, May 19 | Doors open at 7:00 p.m. | Redlands, CA

For tickets or further information, visit http://bit.ly/flagday2018 or call 561-628-2999

Event Flyer


Contact Professor Nadège T. Clitandre at nclitandre@global.ucsb.edu
or Rosa Pinter at rpinter@cbs.ucsb.edu or 805-893-3914