Press Conference : NJ Haitian Heritage Day Parade

Nj Haitian Heritage Day Parade - May 3 2010, 5:11 PM

Haitian Heritage Day Parade Committee
Media Advisory


Haitian Heritage Day Parade: "And Still We Rise"
Sunday May 23, 2010 - Downtown, Newark, NJ
Why do we want to celebrate after an earthquake?

For Release: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Contacts: Oswald Fombrun, media at or 862-452-2736


The Haitian community with various other groups in New Jersey have rallied
together to host the first statewide "Haitian Heritage Day Parade" with an
expected crowd of over 5,000 participants on Sunday May 23rd, 2010 from
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST.

This year's parade will take place downtown in New Jersey's largest city
known for its diversity, history and culture, the City of Newark.

event will also mark the beginning of the healing process in the N.J.
Haitian community after the deadly Haiti earthquake.

Two press conferences will be held to discuss the goals of the 2010 1st
annual Haitian Heritage Day parade entitled "And Still We Rise", and the
recovering process for the Haitian community in N.J. Famicare, N.J.H.S.A
(New Jersey Haitian Students Association), NJ4Haiti, and various other
participating organizations will be available at the press conferences to
answer questions from the media.


Stan Neron, spokesperson of *NJ4Haiti.

Woodley Leclerc, public relations for *N.J.H.S.A

Other speakers to be announced.

Q & A session to follow speaker comments.


Morning Press Conference
Date: Thursday, May 6h, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Afternoon Press Conference
Date: Thursday, May 6h, 2010
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST


4th Floor Conference Room.
105 Lock Street Street, Newark NJ 07012


Oswald Fombrun, media at or 862-452-2736

* Light food and refreshments will be served

** The Haitian Flag Day Planning Committee of New Jersey, Inc (HFDPCNJ,
Inc) is a non-profit organization operated under section 501(c)(3) of the
internal revenue code. The purpose of this organization is to promote and
bring the awareness of Haitian culture here in the State of New Jersey and
abroad with a special emphasis on education and youth empowerment

New Jersey for Haiti (NJ4Haiti) is chaired by Congressman Donald Payne
and Senator Raymond Lesniak.

It is a collection of government agencies,
non-profit organizations, faith based agencies, businesses and citizens;
dedicated to provide relief and assistance to the earthquake victims in

Visit their Web site at:

FamiCare is a Non-profit Organization 501c (3) with mission to empower,
and preserve families living in New Jersey with an emphasis on
understanding and mutual respect.

For over a decade FamiCare has been
working with residents in Essex and Union counties focusing on issues such
as delinquency, school violence, workplace discrimination, child
abuse/neglect, community outreach, academics, etc. FamiCare advocates on
behalf of those in needs, and provides services to meet the changing and
increasingly complex needs of families

The New Jersey Haitian Students Association (N.J.H.S.A.) is a
non-profit organization which operates under section 501c(3), and serves
as an umbrella organization to all Haitian student groups, and affiliate
clubs in the state of New Jersey's community colleges, universities, and
other institutions of higher learning.

The purpose of N.J.H.S.A is to
unite the Haitian students of New Jersey, and to provide educational
/leadership opportunities for students through scholarships, mentoring,
project involvement, events, training, workshops, volunteering, community
service, and networking with businesses and other professional
organizations in the community.


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