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Angelucci Manigat, Jr. is a veteran journalist, poet, community activist, labor organizer, educator, entrepreneur, translator and interpreter who started his professional writing career as a teenager in 1982 with the monthly magazine Gindol, under the mentorship of Emile Célestin-Mégie (Togiram) – one of the leading Haitian scholars who contributed to the advancement of Haitian Creole.

Manigat’s professional accomplishments and community involvement are widely documented in news outlets such as Associated Press, Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Hartford Courant, NBC News Connecticut, CBS News Connecticut, Channel 12 News, NPR, Norwich Bulletin, Color Lines and in all the major Haitian newspapers.

In the mid- 1980’s, he joined the iconic weekly Le Petit Samedi Soir as a staff writer, and maintained his own columns for two Haitian dailies, Le Matin and Panorama. In 2006, he saw a need in the community for a resource for Haitians in CT and founded a free print newspaper
Connecticut Haitian Voice, which later became The Haitian Voice. Manigat is also an accomplished creative author in publishing three collections of poetry entitled Fiel-Miel, Mémoire du petit Chien d’à côté and 20 ans de poésie. Furthermore, he has published in
Connecticut Post.

Manigat is a co-founder and the executive director of UNESCO Center for Global Friendship, Inc., a non-profit organization that develops free cultural programs for U.S. Libraries, and provides library materials to Haiti, Jamaica and Nicaragua. He is also an executive board
member of Sosyete Koukouy’s Central Committee (a think tank organization committed to creating awareness about Haitian Creole and the Haitian Culture). Manigat has served on the executive board of Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging and has coordinated the Annual
Haitian Book Festival of Connecticut for 2000 to 2019, on behalf of the Haitian American
Professionals Association of CT, Inc. (HAPAC).

Manigat has offered his professional services to several labor organizations including the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union, AFL-CIO, New England Healthcare Employees Union and New York State Nurses Association. A dedicated educator, he taught technical
writing for the University of Connecticut-Stamford Campus, and French for Berlitz Language & Learning Cultural Training Company.
He has received several awards and special distinctions from organizations and institutions such as the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.; Society for Haitian Research, Inc.; The Office of Congressman Joe Courtney; The office of Michael E. Passero, Mayor of the City of New
London, CT; The office of Tomas Regalado, Mayor of the City of Miami, Florida; United Haitian American Society, Inc.; The Office of Mathieu Eugene, New York City Council Member; Haiti Première Classe; United Haitian-American Society; and Connecticut Sa k ap
Fèt?

A member of the American Translators Association (ATA), Manigat is fluent in English, Haitian Creole, French and Spanish. He lives in Stratford, Connecticut with his family.

French

Angelucci Manigat, Jr. est journaliste, poète, activiste, syndicaliste, éducateur, entrepreneur, traducteur et interprète. Il a commencé sa carrière d'écrivain à 19 ans dans le magazine mensuel Gindol que dirigeait Émile Célestin-Mégie (Togiram). Ses réalisations professionnelles et son engagement civique sont largement documentés à travers Associated Press, Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Hartford Courant, NBC News
Connecticut, CBS News Connecticut, Channel 12 News, NPR, Norwich Bulletin, Color Lines et dans presque tous les journaux haïtiens.

Au milieu des années 1980, il a rejoint l'iconique hebdomadaire Le Petit Samedi Soir en tant que rédacteur et a tenu ses propres chroniques pour deux quotidiens haïtiens, Le Matin et Panorama. En 2006, il a fondé le journal Connecticut Haitian Voice, qui deviendra plus tard The Haitian Voice. Manigat est également l’auteur de trois recueils de poèmes intitulés Fiel-Miel, Mémoire du petit Chien d'à côté et 20 ans de poésie. En outre, il a publié dans Connecticut Post.

Manigat est co-fondateur et directeur général de UNESCO Center for Global Friendship, Inc., une organisation à but non lucratif qui développe des programmes culturels gratuits pour des bibliothèques américaines et contribue à la création et au maintien de bibliothèques scolaires et
communautaires en Haïti, à la Jamaïque et au Nicaragua. Manigat est également membre du conseil d'administration de Sosyete Koukouy (une organisation engagée dans la défense et la promotion du créole et de la culture haïtienne). Manigat a siégé au conseil d'administration de la Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging et a coordonné le Festival annuel du livre haïtien du
Connecticut de 2000 à 2019, sous l’égide de l'Association des professionnels haïtiano-américains de Connecticut – HAPAC de son sigle en anglais.

Manigat a offert ses services professionnels à plusieurs syndicats dont Hotel Employees andRestaurant Employees (HERE) ; AFL-CIO ; New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU et New York State Nurses Association. Il a aussi enseigné pour le compte
de University of Connecticut (UCONN) et de Berlitz Language & Learning Cultural Training Company. Il a reçu plusieurs distinctions spéciales d'organisations et d'institutions dont National Council of Negro Women, Inc.; Haitian Research Society, Inc. ; Congressman Joe Courtney ; la mairie de New London, CT ; la maire de Miami, Floride ; Haitian Society for Research ; Haïti Première Classe; United Haitian American Society et Connecticut Sa k ap Fèt?

Membre de American Translators Association (ATA), Manigat parle couramment, entre autres, l'anglais, le créole, le français et l'espagnol. Il vit à Connecticut avec sa famille.