Dr. Adisa Alkebulan of San Diego State University proposes to delve into the intricate history of Haiti, unraveling the complex circumstances that have fueled recent waves of immigration to the United States. Beginning with Haiti's tumultuous colonial past, marked by the struggle for independence and establishment of the first Black republic in the Western Hemisphere, Dr. Alkebulan will scrutinize the various socio-political challenges that have shaped Haiti's trajectory. With a focus on economic instability, political unrest, and environmental disasters, the proposal aims to elucidate the multifaceted factors compelling Haitians to seek refuge in the United States. Dr. Alkebulan's research promises to provide a comprehensive understanding of the historical roots and contemporary dynamics driving Haitian migration, shedding light on the resilience and determination of a people navigating adversity.
The program will help practitioners gain insight, knowledge, and skills to support SDCCE Haitian student populations. Also, it centers the experiences of our Haitian student population.