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City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month

MIAMI – City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones of District 5 will join the 2007 Haitian Heritage month committee members and residents from the Little Haiti community to officially kick-off Haitian Heritage Month at a press conference on Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 at the Freedom Garden, located at 6135 N. Miami Avenue at 10:00 a.m.

This years theme is “Celebrating the Past, Building the Future”.

Special guest will include Consul General D’ Haiti Ralph Latorture, Wilson Jerdy, Mayor of Del Mas, Haiti and Eddy Raymond, Minisiter of Culture in Haiti.

Officials join Haitian Heritage committee members to kick-off month long celebration highlighting Unique Haitian culture in Miami

During the press conference participants will announce the activities surrounding the month-long celebration to highlight the unique Haitian culture in Miami. Some of the activities will include Haitian art exhibits, street festivals, book signings, a youth march with the Mayor’s Youth Council /Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the 2nd annual Haitian roots carnival and parade in honor of Toussaint L’Ouverture.

All Haitian Heritage month events are free and open to the public. Media attending the press conference can receive a copy of the calendar listings at that time.

The 2007 Haitian Heritage Month events are part of the City of Miami’s commitment to revitalize Little Haiti and encourage residents from other areas to visit and ultimately move into the community.

As part of the revitalization efforts, the City of Miami is working towards the completion of the Little Haiti Park, which will be located at 6301 NE 2nd Avenue and include a cultural community center and soccer field accessible to the entire community.

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