Haitian Cultural Celebration with Book Signing and Expo

Educator Montfort Alexis is hosting a book signing and expo to celebrate Haiti’s culture on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 1 to 5PM at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. This event is produced by Montfort Alexis and the Urban Tour Host. It is a family event with free admission, and an opportunity to purchase food, art and handmade crafts. Entertainment will be provided.

The English title of Alexis’ French language book is: From Poverty to Prosperity: Decentralization and Economic Development in Haiti.In this book, the author talks about how failed public institutions and lack of transcending ideas have altered Haiti’s image and damaged its standing as a nation-state. He says, “Haiti’s archaic centralized fiscal, political and administrative system has contributed to its impoverished attributes and impeded any transformative ideas emanating from the bottom.” He also states that “Haiti’s poverty can be alleviated if powers and decision-making are coherently shared among national and local leaders.”

The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center is located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. For more information, call the Welcome Desk at 954-357-6210.

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