MIAMI – WPBT2, in partnership with the Haitian American Professionals Coalition (HAPC), will premiere a new original production, Haiti Journal, on Sunday, June 12 at 12:00pm (with an encore presentation on Thursday, June 16 at 7:30pm). Haiti Journal is a monthly public affairs program covering current affairs within the Haitian and Haitian American communities.
Through the partnership with WPBT2 and HAPC, the program will shed light on issues facing the Haitian community in the US, such as the rebuilding efforts of the January 2010 earthquake, Haiti’s political landscape and new president, Michel Martelly, and how the dual citizenship debate affects both the Diaspora and Haitians living abroad.
“The partnership between HAPC and WPBT2 will undoubtedly raise public awareness about the richness of Haitian culture and its relationship to South Florida, and will further educate the community about the positive contributions of Haitians to the United States”, Richard Champagne, Chairman of the Haitian-American Professionals Coalition.
Haiti Journal will be hosted by Farah Larrieux. Larrieux is well known to Haitian Americans working in the entertainment industry since the age of 18 in Haiti, serving as a TV host and radio personality at Telemax and Vision 2000, Radio Signal FM and Radio Planèt Kreyòl.
Haiti Journal joins a regular monthly line up of WPBT2 original productions which includes Pulse and Viewpoint and the weekly public affairs series, Issues with Helen Ferre.