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INTERNATIONAL CREOLE MONTH FORUM

North Miami, FL – 10/14/2013

In celebration of International Creole Month, Councilwoman Marie Erlande Steril will host a forum on Wednesday, October 16th at 6:30 pm as part of North Miami’s Sister Cities International program. The forum will take place at Johnson and Wales University – Wildcat Center located at 1701 NE 127 ST. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Ambassador Daniel Supplice from the Republic of Haiti. 

The month of October has become a worldwide celebration of the Creole language, with the 28th of October having been officially proclaimed International Creole Day. During this month, millions of fluent speakers of the Creole language take pride in the fact that their native language is being celebrated. The language, with its many variations is most prevalent throughout the Caribbean – Haiti, St Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Seychelles, and Reunion. Creole influences can also be found in Florida and Louisiana.

In South Florida we cannot have true dialogue about the Creole language without discussing Haitian Creole, which has become an integral part of the fabric of North Miami. This forum is designed to spark conversation and bring the community closer to bridging the generational gap amongst the Haitian Diaspora and the residents of North Miami.

A reception with Ambassador Supplice will take place prior to the forum.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of the City Manager at 305-895-9898.

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