June 2 webinar: “Celebrating Cap-Haitien, Haiti”
May 26, 2021
Our webinar series celebrating Konbit Sante’s 20th anniversary continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 2. The topic is “Celebrating Cap-Haitien, Haiti,” and will focus on the city’s history, culture, and relationship to Konbit Sante. This webinar is open to the public and registration is not required; simply click this link to join: https://bit.ly/3oQmPHm
The webinar will be recorded and posted to YouTube at a later date.
Featured panelists will include:
- Charlot Lucien: Charlot is a visual art artist, storyteller and lecturer on Haitian culture and history, with a focus on the connections between Haitian and American history. He is founder of the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts and a former board member of Konbit Sante. In his regular line of work, he is a public health manager for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
- Tony Marcelli: Tony learned Kreyol in Cap Haitien in the 1970s and began translating for volunteer medical teams. He was the lead documentary photographer and archivist during the Citadelle Restoration Project during the 1970s and 1980s. Tony and his colleagues will soon be publishing a book about the Citadelle restoration and the kingdom of King Henri Christophe.
- Youseline Telemaque: Youseline is a Haitian sexual and reproductive health specialist. She has headed family planning programs for various international NGOs, including the United Nations Population Fund and Jhpiego. Youseline began working with Konbit Sante in 2008, and served as the in-country director in Cap-Haitien from 2010 to 2012. Passionate about women’s health rights, she is currently advocating for improved access to health for women and children.
- Hugh Tozer: Hugh has worked with Konbit Sante as a volunteer and board member for almost two decades. He is a water and wastewater engineer with Woodard & Curran in Portland, Maine, and focuses on infrastructure needs to support improved health care in Haiti. He served as the president of Konbit Sante’s board of directors for four years, and has traveled to Haiti more than 30 times.