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For Immediate Release:
May 06, 2024
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Mauricio Almenara
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Commissioner Keon Hardemon to host Second Annual Memorial and Celebration honoring Father Gerard Jean-Juste

MIAMI-DADE – Commissioner Keon Hardemon is proud to host the second annual Remembering a Legend: Father Gerard Jean-Juste Memorial and Celebration. This marks an occasion to remember and celebrate the impactful legacy of Father Gerard Jean-Juste, a beloved figure known for his unwavering dedication to social justice and community empowerment. The event will be held on Monday, May 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137.

Father Jean-Juste was a Haitian Roman Catholic priest and prominent activist known for his tireless advocacy for Haitian immigrants in the United States and the people of Haiti. He became a voice of opposition against the government of interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue following the 2004 Haitian coup d’état. In the 1970s, Father Gerard Jean-Juste founded the Haitian Refugee Center in Little Haiti, which helped refugees with social services and legal assistance.

“Father Gerard Jean-Juste was a friend, a mentor, and a civil rights leader who fought for the rights of many in our community,” said Commissioner Hardemon. “His legacy of compassion, activism, and service continues to live on in the people he touched.”

Attendees can expect a variety of activities, including performances, guest speakers, and community tributes, all paying homage to Father Gerard Jean-Juste's profound influence and dedication to uplifting others. The event is open and free to the public. For more information, please call 305-636-2331 or 786-452-3552.

Commissioner Keon Hardemon
Remembering a Legend: Father Gerard Jean-Juste Memorial and Celebration
May 27, 2024, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Caribbean Marketplace
5925 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137