Conversation with Generation 2.0

Michele Pierre-Louis Discussing the Role of the Millennial Generation's Engagement in Haiti.

(Miami, FL) November 15, 2016 - Current president of FOKAL (supported by George Soros’ Open Societies Foundation) and former Haitian Prime Minister, Michèle Pierre-Louis will be delivering a presentation to Haitian Millennials on effect methods for meaningful engagement with Haiti.

Dr. Pierre-Louis will be joined after her presentation by a panel of noted Haitian-American millennials: Christalie Parisot, Angie Bell, and Dave Ali Fils-Aimé. The panel will field audience questions and suggestions on a number of topics such as dual citizenship, alternative approaches for sustainable development in Haiti, etc.

This event is FREE and open to everyone.


November 19, 2016

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 Northeast 59th Street
Miami, FL 33137

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This event is made possible through the generous support of the following organizations:

  • Green Family Foundation
  • Miami-Dade County
  • City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardiman
  • SantLa – Haitian Neighbohood Center
  • Little Haiti Cultural Complex
  • FIU – Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
  • Haitian Chamber of Commerce
  • Édition Delince – publishers

About Michele D. Pierre-Louis

Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis holds an MA in economics from Queens College of the City University of New York and honorary degrees in the humanities from Saint Michael College, Vermont, and the University of San Francisco. From September through December 2010, she was a resident fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In November 2014, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon appointed her to a high-level panel on technology for the least developed countries.


In Créole, FOKAL stands for Fondasyon Konesans Ak Libète--the Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty. In keeping with its founding principles, FOKAL is a unique positive influence in reclaiming Haiti and shaping its future. FOKAL builds community and change lives by Reclaiming urban spaceDeveloping sustainabilityAccessing books and knowledge and Creating arts for social change.

About George Soros and the OPEN SOCIETIES FOUNDATION

George Soros is the founder and chairman of Open Society—a network of foundations, partners, and projects in more than 100 countries. His commitment to the idea of open society—where rights are respected, government is accountable, and no one has the monopoly on the truth—makes the Open Society Foundations unlike any other private philanthropic effort in history.