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Reflections on Culture and Growing Up in Haiti and New York

It seems like Haiti is frequently in the news, with most of that news dire and heartbreaking. Dr. Pierre Lubin’s experience living in both Haiti and the United States allows him to compare and contrast the two, thereby giving program participants a familiar baseline – his experience in the U.S. -- from which to learn about everyday life in Haiti. His passion for academic justice grew from his experience of feeling silenced in grade school in Haiti, was nurtured by his studies of teaching and learning, and now energizes his students and audiences in Haiti, Canada, and the U.S.

Pierre Lubin, Ph.D., was born in Haiti and moved with his family to the Crown Hill neighborhood of New York City when he was seven years old. Lubin served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps and went on to pursue an academic career in education, ultimately earning a Ph.D. in educational studies from McGill University, He has focused on justice and success for all learners in his 20-year career as an international educator.

Friday, April 29, 2022, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Registration is required before Friday, April 29, 2022 at 1:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion. You will receive an email a day or so before the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.

Please register on the Penn’s Village website, by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteer partners. Guests may attend up to three programs before joining Penn’s Village or paying $10 per additional event.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.
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