Haitian Heritage Month, Unity Parade May 15

Haitian-Americans UnitedViv Ayiti! May is Haitian Heritage Month! The 11th Annual Haitian-American Unity Parade will take place 

Sunday, May 15, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and departing from Mattapan Square (Blue Hill Ave to Talbot Ave). The month of May carries distinctive dates that are important to Haitians and people of Haitian descent. As a result, Haitian Heritage Month has been celebrated in Massachusetts since 1999 and in Florida since 2000. 

For more information, contact Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) at (617) 298-2976 or unity@hauinc.org; Haitian American Public Health Initiatives (HAPHI) at (617) 298-8070; or the Office of State Rep. Linda D. Forry at (617) 722-2080. More information to come at www.haitianheritagemonth.net. You may also want to check out a May/June book tour by Haitian immigrant authors.

Monday, May 2nd, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Haitian Heritage Month Kick-off Ceremony 
Haitian Multi Service Center, 185 Columbia Rd., Dorchester, MA. 

Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12 noon to 2 p.m.
16th Annual Haitian Flag Raising Ceremony
Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Flag Day Celebration at Massachusetts State House
Sponsored by State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry
Mass State House, Boston