Join us Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 6 pm either virtually through Zoom or in-person at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, for “Haiti & Democracy”, part of our 2021-2022 speaker series, Understanding Haiti, with author Laurent Dubois, to discuss the long-term history of the country, focusing on the complex political and cultural dynamics that have shaped the present.
This free presentation is a hybrid event sponsored by Sister Cities Essex Haiti and Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council.
Registration is required to attend in-person and online.
Please note if you are attending in person, masks are required.
Laurent Dubois is a veteran educator and a specialist on the history and culture of the Atlantic world who has published several award-winning books, including “A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804” (Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and UNC Press, 2004), winner of the Frederick Douglass Prize, and “Haiti: The Aftershocks of History” (Metropolitan Books, 2012), named a New York Times Notable Book of 2012. His writings on music, history and sports – soccer in particular – have appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate and Sports Illustrated.