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Upcoming Events

10th Annual Haitian Health Careers Seminar (HHCS) Conference

Rebuilding Health and Education in Haiti: How Can Students Get Involved?

April 9, 2011
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Boston University School of Medicine, Hiebert Lounge 
72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118

Each year HHI sponsors a Haitian Health Careers Seminar Research Conference, free of charge, headed by university students, presenting on relevant health issues affecting the Haitian Diaspora.

We hope you can join us for lectures, workshops and seminars on Haiti’s health crisis. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Early registration is encouraged.

  • For more information: or call 617.414.7702

Haitian National Soccer Team vs. Harvard Crimson

Sunday April 10, 2011

Fan Fest BBQ - 3:00 p.m.
Autographs by the Haitian National Team
Live Music by the Adam Ezra Group

Kick off - 5:00 p.m.

Harvard Stadium
65 N. Harvard Street
Allston, MA 02134

Admission: $10
Tickets can be purchased at the game or in advance at the Harvard Box Office
Phone: 617.495.2211

The game will also be streamed live at

Work with Mattapan Head Start - Monday May 2, 2011   9:00-11:30am

We will be working with Mattapan Head Start preschool to give a literacy workshop for parents on how to most effectively have storytime with their children. There will be both a presentation and interactive stations for the parents to participate in. We will then go into the classrooms and read with kids ages 3-5, putting education into action.

A Night for Haiti

May 7, 2011

Please join the Brandeis community as we come together to help so many people still suffering from the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12.  Our goal in 'A Night For Haiti' is to both celebrate the success of theBrandeisHaitiReliefEffort(BHRE) this semester and to host a final event that will help raise significant funds.  The evening will feature musical entertainment as well as hor doeuvres, desserts, and a silent auction.  We hope that all of us can unite to help those in need and remember that even though Haiti has slowly disappeared from the news, its people our struggling to survive.

Work with Mattapan Head Start - Tuesday March 22 @ 3:30-6:30pm

Experiential Learning Symposium - Thursday March 24 @ 2:00-6:00pm

Each spring Brandeis hosts an interdisciplinary symposium around the topic of experiential learning. Our goal is to bring together students from every major and discipline to share their work with the entire Brandeis community. In this way we hope highlight those who have created engaging or experiential academic and co-curricular work and have shown an elevated level of inquiry, ingenuity and creativity. Famni Ki Li Ansamn will have a poster and Haitian children’s books on display at the Symposium.

Hoops for Haiti

April 4, 2010

Gosman Athletics Center

Please join us for Hoops for Haiti, a students vs. faculty and staff basketball game on Monday, April 4th at 5 pm in Gosman!  Come see Jamele Adams vs. students battle it out on the court in the second annual game.  Tickets are on sale for $5 this week in Usdan and Sherman!  On Friday, from 10-2, we will have a rally outside Usdan with tickets, food, music and a basketball challenge.  Stop by on your way to class and check it out.

We’d like to extend a special invitation to you and Brandeis University’s extended community - staff, volunteers, members, and friends! Discounted tickets to

Ti-Jean and His Brothers

By Derek Walcott

Presented by Underground Railway Theater and Playwrights’ Theatre at Boston University

February 10 - March 13, 2011

Central Square Theater

450 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA  02139

Save $5 on each ticket: Use Discount Code BRANDEIS20 for students, BRANDEIS30 for faculty/staff(valid for first two weeks of performances only)

Regular price is $40, other discounts available for students/seniors.  No double discounts.  Discounts are unable to be applied retroactively.

To purchase tickets, visit CentralSquareTheater.orgor call 866.811.4111 (9AM-9PM, Monday-Friday & 10AM-6PM, Saturday and Sunday).

For Group Discount Information (10 tickets or more) call 617-576-9278 x210 (T-F, 10:00am-3:00pm)

Join us for:Saturday Pre-Show Celebrations of Haitian Art, Dance, Music, Theater and the new Cambridge-Haiti Sister City project!

Post-Show Conversations with Caribbean Scholars, Artists, Activists!

·         Jean-Dany Joachim, Jean Appolon, Carey Dardompre, Charlot Lucien, Kera Washington, Alix Cantave, Brian Corr, and other special guests!

Visit a complete schedule of events and for more information about tickets and show times.

A Caribbean family is in crisis: three brothers are pulled into a dangerous game with the Devil in this fanciful, dark, and ultimately hopeful story of battling despair through fierce humor and love. Ti-Jean & His Brothers celebrates resourcefulness over oppression and overcoming injustice through ingenuity and faith.

In commemoration of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and in celebration of Boston Playwrights’ Theatre’s 30th anniversary, and of its founder Caribbean playwright Derek Walcott.

Ti-Jean and His Brothersis directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian (Harriet Jacobs), with musical direction by Kera Washington of Zili Misik, and featuring Ramona Lisa Alexander (Harriet Jacobs, A Moon for the Misbegotten) and introducing Kervin George Germain as Ti-Jean.

We hope you will join us!

January 27, 2011

 Mandel Humanities Center
5:00 pm

Patrick Sylvain is a Haitian-American writer, educator, lecturer and photographer who lives and teaches in Massachusetts. He received his Ed.M. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.  His poetry has appeared in publications such as the  African American Review, Agni, American Poetry Anthology, American Poetry Review, The Best of Beacon, 1999, Butterfly's Way, Callaloo, Caribbean Writers, Confrontation, Crab Orchard Review, Haitian Times, Kestrel, Massachusetts Review, Open Gate, Ploughshares, Revue Noire and Step Into the World. He is also a former member of the Darkroom Writers Collective, as well as a former board member of PEN New England. His latest book, Love, Lust & Loss/ Lanmou, anvi ak pèdans, was published by Mémoire d'Encrier in October 2005. 

Haitian-American poet and educator.
Sponsored by Mandel Humanities Center, Department of Romance Studies, Brandeis Haiti Initiative.
All are welcome!