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Haitian Flag Day Celebration at Pennsylvania State Capitol in May

by Bring The Change

As Caribbean Heritage Month drew to a close, Bring The Change proudly highlighted the historic celebration of Haitian Flag Day at the Pennsylvania State Capitol on Monday, May 20. For the first time in the commonwealth’s history, we honored Haitian culture inside the Rotunda.

This special event, organized in collaboration with Bring The Change, the PA Legislative Latino Caucus, and the PA Legislative Black Caucus, was a remarkable success. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Rep. Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz, Rep. Napoleon Nelson, Rep. Danilo Burgos, Rep. Lindsay Powell, Rep. Carol Kazeem, Iber Guerrero Lopez, April Ashe, and Frank Allen, Harrisburg NAACP President, for their presence and support.

Attendees were treated to an enlightening presentation on the history of the Haitian flag and had the opportunity to explore a cultural exhibit featuring various artifacts curated by Camille Felix. Alex Civil, Bring The Change Founder and Executive Director, highlighted Haiti’s significant contributions to U.S. culture and its pivotal role in the liberation of many Latin American countries from slavery.

The event also featured a delightful tasting of Haitian cuisine prepared by Chef Enock Alcindor, allowing guests to experience the rich flavors of Haiti. This celebration was a moment of pride for Haitians across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and we are already looking forward to celebrating Haitian Flag Day again in 2025.

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