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Haitian Heritage Museum present its 2nd Father Jean Juste Award at the 9th Annual Discover Haiti Gala- February 23, 2013

MIAMI – The Haitian Heritage Museum, the first of its kind in the world outside of Haiti, will honor community leaders who have championed the cause to uplift Haitian heritage and culture during its 9th Annual Discover Haiti Gala on Saturday, February 23rd at the museum located in the Miami Design District.

The Haitian Heritage Museum Father Jean Juste Visionary Award is named after the visionary leader who advocated for human rights and social justice on behalf of Haiti’s poor. Father Jean Juste is highly regarded as the Godfather of Miami’s Little Haiti community.

The 2013 honorees include:

Haitian Heritage Museum Father Jean Juste Visionary Award to a special trailblazer within the Haitian community. Will be announced at the Gala.

Haitian Heritage Museum Honorary Haitian- Commissioner Audrey Edmonson

Haitian Heritage Museum Corporate Partner –Whole Foods Market South Beach

Haitian Heritage Museum Cultural Achiever -Claude Charles

Haitian Heritage Museum Cultural Achiever- Jean Claude Execulin

Haitian Heritage Museum Haitian Pillar -Tamara Phillipeaux

Haitian Heritage Museum Scholastic Award-Katiuscia Gregoire

The Haitian Heritage Museum 9th Annual Discover Haiti Gala will be held on February 23, 2013 from 7:00pm to midnight at the museum located at 4141 NE 2nd Avenue Miami. Tickets to the gala are $100 until the 11th of February and $125 from the 12th of February until the day of the gala. Tickets can be purchased online at DiscoverHaitiGala.eventbrite.com or call (305) 371-5988.

The gala is the museum’s signature fundraiser to support the museum’s outreach and cultural based educational programming at MDCPS including three Museum Magnet schools in the City of North Miami. A taste of Haitian culture will be on full display featuring the museum’s latest exhibition, live entertainment, cocktails and cultural appetizers, as well as silent auction items.

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