Organization to teach public about Haitian culture

If you go

• What: “A Day in Haiti”

• When: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday

• Where: 100 E. Crogan St., Rhodes Jordan Park, Lawrenceville

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit sosyetekoukouyatl.org

LAWRENCEVILLE -- What do you know about Haiti? It's a French-speaking Caribbean island that was ravaged by an earthquake in 2010. But there is much more.

Sosyete Koukouy of Atlanta Inc. is inviting the public to come experience "A Day in Haiti" at Rhodes Jordan Park on Saturday.

"We will take people to Haiti in one day through our old traditions, food, games, live music, cultural dances and a little bit of history about Haiti," said Mitou Charles, vice president of Sosyete Koukouy of Atlanta.

The organization is a nonprofit with a mission to "preserve, perpetuate and present Haitian cultural performances and exhibitions, to Creole and non-Creole speaking audiences."

Some of the artists to be a part of the event include Bentley Fortune, Soyamah, Harry-Moise, Olner Dieuveille, Jean-Marie Desir, Ernest Fabre, Wawa Jeremie and Ernie Lauture.

"We hope to expose the Haitian culture and the good side of Haiti to everyone," Charles said.

This is a family-friendly event for all ages. Admission is free, but the nonprofit is asking for donations at the door.