The Haitian Heritage Museum presents the 9th Annual Discover Haiti Gala in which the community will honor leaders who have championed the cause to uplift Haitian heritage and culture. The gala will take place on February 23, 2013, from 7:00pm to midnight at the museum, located in the Miami Design District at 4141 NE 2nd Avenue (Suite 105C) in Miami, Florida.
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.
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 Haitian Heritage Museum Father Jean Juste Visionary Award to a special trailblazer within the Haitian community will be announced at the Gala. The 2013 awards and honorees include: Honorary Haitian-Commissioner Audrey Edmonson; Corporate Partner–Whole Foods Market South Beach; Cultural Achiever–Claude Charles and Jean Claude Execulin; Haitian Pillar–Tamara Phillipeaux; and Scholastic Award–Katiuscia Gregoire.
Tickets can be purchased online at DiscoverHaitiGala.eventbrite.com or call (305) 371-5988.
See more on the museum at http://www.miamidesigndistrict.net/