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HAITIAN CULTURAL CENTER IN BOSTON.


THE BLACK MAN IS WILSON THELIMO LOUIS, THE ITIAHaiti PRESIDENT, AND THE WHITE ONE IS MARTY WALSH, EX-BOSTON MAYOR.

1) I want to signal something embarrassing that the Haitian community faces in Boston public administrations, and they complain about it. When we go to a public agency's office or during a meeting, why do our representatives/ambassadors answer questions asked in Haitian Creole in English since they represent the Haitian community in established offices? We want selected Haitian descents who understand our culture and community to speak on our behalf. How can you represent a community you do not speak, write and understand its language? It is frustrating, and I do not think our society is going anywhere with these people.


2) THE HAITIAN COMMUNITY NEEDS A CULTURAL CENTER IN BOSTON.


When I came to Boston in October 2016, I was afraid, ashamed, and stunned observing Haitian children's behavior. They acted strangely by walking on the Mattapan streets, begging people for money, smoking, and using obscenities in their conversations. Over the news, their neighborhoods are discriminated against for delinquency, and they seem to be marginalized. I realized some of these peers might be professionally talented and artistically gifted. They lack the guidance to play a better role in society, make a living, and serve their community with pride. I want to implement a literary, socio-educational, and cultural organization to gather them. I want to see these youth find suitable jobs and the right tools to develop their talents and see the future of the next generations. My mission is to empower them to build their leadership and civic engagement through arts and entrepreneurship. I used that strategy because inclusivity can influence social cohesion and conflict management in the Boston community. I also realized that Haitian kids have low self-esteem. They ignore Haitian Creole, which is their vernacular language, and some seem to be scared by what they heard about Haiti.




Wilson Thelimo Louis,

MPS Candidate



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