Kreyol Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) Workshop
Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Taught by Wynnie Lamour, this 3-hour workshop for advanced beginners will focus on the structure, sound and vocabulary of the language. Participants will also learn about Haitian culture through a brief introduction to music and art. The workshop will include class discussion, brief presentations and some tasty traditional Haitian treats.
Co-sponsored by An n Pale Kreyol, a Meetup Group organized by Patricia Philippe, interested participants can also sign up for the workshop at http://www.meetup.com/Ann-Pale-Kreyol/. Membership for the year is $6 and includes exclusive access to other Haiti-related events.
About Wynnie Lamour
Wynnie was born in Haiti and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She considers herself Haitian American and identifies strongly with both cultures. Growing up in a household where multiple languages were spoken instilled in her a love and a passion for language. With a BA in Linguistics & MA in Urban Affairs, Wynnie is an educator, with a focus on Mathematics and Language & Communication. She is highly engaged in the Haitian community and strives toward creating a more positive image of Haiti, through education and cultural activities.
R, W to City Hall Station: walk south on Broadway to Park Place and walk west two blocks. Community Center is in the middle of the block, on the north side of the street.
2, 3 to Park Place: walk west on Park Place, against traffic, two blocks. Community Center is in the middle of the block, on the north side of the street.
A, C to Chambers St: walk south to Park Place and turn right. Community Center is in the middle of the block, on the north side of the street.
When & Where
An n Pale Kreyol! (Let's Speak Haitian Creole!)
Organized by Patricia Philippe, An n Pale Kreyol is about attending cultural events with a Haitian theme, mingling with other Haitians/Haitian-Americans, speaking Kreyol at various events, volunteering and more.
We all commit to being respectful of other members and open and receptive to people at various levels of their Haitian cultural awareness and Kreyol speaking ability. My hope is that through participation in this group we help each other to honor the language and improve our Kreyol fluency.