Meet Haitians of the Triangle
“Haiti has always been seen and portrayed negatively in the news to others and we are here to showcase our talents, ideas, culture, uniqueness, diversity and everything in between with others.”
Haitians of the Triangle is a somewhat new(er) organization with a mission to build an intentional and authentic Haitian Community amongst Haitians in the Triangle. They contributed the following story for the Solidarity Through Service Campaign.
L’union Fait La Force
We started spontaneously just to find other Haitians in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area and then we realized that the demands kept growing. We are more than a fun group who put together events.
We are a community.
We are friends.
We are family.
We are voices for the underserved, underloved, discriminated against etc.
We believe that we need to work together.
If not us then who?
We are a multi generational, multilingual and diverse group of individuals who want to be in community with one another while also upholding and weaving in our Haitian culture through everything that we do. Subconsciously and Consciously, we are building a community where our cultural identity takes the front seat but we are also helping others bond, interact, evolve, learn, be in community, have fun, help, get involved in many ways. Therefore we believe in sustainability, paying it forward, helping others. We want to not only talk the talk but walk the walk too.
As Haiti has been hit with several instabilities (natural and man-made like political instabilities), we are here to demonstrate that we can unify, we can share our stories, we can build one another and we can participate in making our community better.
As our Haitian Flag says “L’Union Fait La force”- in unity there is strength or there is strength in numbers , we want to live it.
Solidarity Through Service
Solidarity Through Service is an impact campaign designed to bring people together across faiths and cultures through volunteer service. The campaign is in partnership with International Focus in recognition of “International Human Solidarity Day” declared by the United Nations General Assembly as December 20th.
Activate Good believes that acts of service are a vehicle for increasing empathy and understanding for people across differences. When we serve together, we are all helpers, united in solidarity by purpose – despite any differences in race, nationality, faith, or other factors.