Uptown Speaks is a series of community-driven small group conversations based on issues impacting Uptown community. This program meets the third Thursday of every month from 5:30pm-7:00pm right in the museum. This event is sponsored by Illinois Humanities and refreshments will be provided.
Kompa Soiree Celebration
Kompa Soiree Celebration is a biannual event where people from all backgrounds are invited to join the museum in a Haitian celebration with music, cuisine, dance, and more.
"Rasin" which translates to "roots" in Kreyòl is a progam aimed to celebrate the success of resident Haitian artists at HAMOC.
The Spotlight Program is an initiative to bring local artists out into the public view by showcasing their work and what they have accomplished. HAMOC celebrates artists from around the world, but this project is one of the ways we celebrate the community in Chicago.
The museum features a modest library that welcomes donations. Community members, museum patrons, and researchers alike are more than welcome to check-out books, DVD's and CD's. This allows visitors to continue to learn more about Haiti beyond the museum's walls. If you're interested in joining a formal Haitian-centric book club, contact for more information.
Movie Matinee is a program that focuses on education through film. Films are shown at the museum every other month on the last Saturday of the month from 3:00pm-5:00pm. We screen films that inform the public about Haitian history and culture as well as screen works by Haitian filmmakers to provide them with a supportive platform.
Movie List 2018:
January: 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti by Tariq Nasheed
March: Assistance Mortelle: Fatal Assistance by Raoul Peck
June: I Love You Anne by Richard Senecal
*This event will be June 2nd (Saturday), same time.
July: L’agronome by Jonathan Demme
September: Ghosts of Cite Soleil by Asger Leth
November: Lakay: You Can Always Go Home by Tirif Alexius