Avanse Ansanm hosted a Crucial Conversation on Personal Wealth & Entrepreneurship on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Crucial Conversations is a forum style event that targets Haitian-American Millennials (ages 21-40) from the Tri-County area. The primary goal of this event was to bring together Haitian-American Millennials in an open dialogue, to discuss building wealth and successful entrepreneurship. Our esteemed guest were Bernard Fils-Aime, serial entrepreneur, and Ghislain Gouraige, Jr., Private Wealth Advisor of UBS Financial Services.
We know the following:
Mr. Fils-Aime and Mr. Gouraige provided their backgrounds and their journey to financial wealth. Some key insights were as follows:
Mr. Fils-Aime and Mr. Gouraige remined the participants that if the Haitian community is to become a more resilient community, we have to increase our knowledge, partner with one another, and invest in our communities in the states and abroad.
This Crucial Conversation was not meant to be a single event, but a starting point for the work that must be done. It is our collective efforts and practice that will bring us closer to a thriving Haitian community.
Avanse Ansanm partnered with Catholic Legal Services and Sinai SDA Haitian Church to host a TPS for Haitians Community Forum. Information on the recent policy changes, immigrant rights, how to protect your assets in an emergency, and more was presented by our panelists Vanessa Joseph, Immigration Attorney, Nancy Metayer, Community Activist, and and Sandy Boisrond, Estate Planning and Probate Attorney. Also present: Dr. Johnson Cesar, Senior Pastor of Sinai SDA Church, and Pastor David Peay, Community Services Director of the Southeastern Conference of Seventh Day Adventist. This issue has major implications for our community and we should come together to advocate for those that are most affected. It is our responsibility to ensure that our communities are informed and equipped to make the best decisions for their families.