Bowdoin Haitian Alliance

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Mission of Bowdoin Haitian Alliance

The Bowdoin Haitian Alliance is a group of students—both of Haitian and non-Haitian descent—whose primary goals will be to raise issues concerning Haiti, educate the campus about the nation’s history and beauty, and make efforts to ameliorate the many problems that Haitians are currently facing.

Answer the Call

The Bowdoin Haitian Alliance

Interested in joining? Contact Alain Mathieu at

Not a Bowdoin community member but still interested in getting involved? E-mail with ideas, comments, etc.


Contact Us

Alain Mathieu - President

527 Smith Union

Brunswick, ME 04011


Dudney Sylla - Faculty Advisor

Moulton Union

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME 04011


Professor Allen Wells

Amanda Similien, former Peace Corps

volunteer to Haiti

A discussion - “Haiti,Past, Present, and Future” took place in Lancaster Lounge on February 25, 2010.

Alain Mathieu, President of the Bowdoin Haitian Alliance

Amnesty International held a bake sale for Haiti.

David and Alain

                            Chris Fung

Co-President, Bowdoin College Student Global AIDS Campaign

“Hope For Haiti Week” 2011
Friday, February 11
Coffee House hosted by AfAm Society
7:00pm, Burnett House
The African American Society will be hosting a Coffee House in Burnett House. Members of the Haitian Alliance will be collecting donations at this event.
Raffle at Bowdoin Men’s Ice Hockey Game vs. Trinity College
7:00pm, Watson Arena
The Bowdoin Haitian Alliance will be auctioning items in Watson Arena during the Men’s Ice Hockey game. Prizes include Red Sox tickets, restaurant gift cards.

Saturday, February 12
V-Jam for Haiti
7:30, Bowdoin Chapel
Bowdoin A Cappella groups Miscellania and Longfellows will be performing. Members of the Bowdoin Haitian Alliance will be collecting donations at the door.
Monday, February 14
Bake Sale by Amnesty International
Members of Amnesty International will hold a bake sale on Valentines Day. Proceeds of this sale will go towards our relief efforts.

Tuesday, February 15
“Homage to Haiti: The State of Haiti” featuring Rachel Pierre, founder of  The Andora Project
7:00pm, Searles 315
Rachel Pierre, founder of The Andora Project and daughter of two-time Haitian Prime Minister-elect, Ericq Pierre, will be giving a talk entitled “What is Needed for Sustainable Development in Haiti: The role of NGO’s”
Wednesday, February 16
Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: The State of Haiti
12:00pm, Lancaster Lounge
A round-table discussion about the current state of Haiti featuring Rachel Pierre, Bowdoin professors, and members of the Bowdoin Haitian Alliance.
Ahmad Hassan Muhammad ’10 in Concert
7:00pm, Gibson Hall 101
Bowdoin’s own Ahmad Hassan Muhammad returns to Bowdoin to perform Jazz Piano. All proceeds of this concert will go towards our relief efforts.
Thursday, February 17
Party for a Cause at O’Shea’s
10:30pm, O’Shea’s Eatery and Pub, Maine Street
O’Shea’s will be hosting a late-night event in support of Haiti Relief efforts.

Friday, February 18
Phyllisia live at Bowdoin College
10:30pm, Jack Magee’s Pub
R&B sensation Phyllisia will be performing live at Bowdoin as a tribute to Haiti. Tickets will be available in the Student Activities Office, and will be available to the public.