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Régine Romain
Racial Justice Strategist & Coach (Consultant)

Régine Romain (she/her/hers) is the proud descendant of Haitian revolutionaries and brings tremendous joy to her life/work as an artist, educator, visual anthropologist, and racial justice + equity coach living in Brooklyn, NY.  With 20+ years of teaching, training, and supporting diverse communities, she promotes love, freedom, understanding and respect in addressing issues of race, religion/spirituality, and representation through participatory and reflective learning practices.  Through an extensive global network, she produces culturally transformative curricula, workshops, salons, performances, forums, exhibits/festivals, and tours. 

While living in Benin, West Africa (2016-2018), Régine became the founder/director of the WaWaWa Diaspora Centre, a 501c3 organization - to actively heal historic wounds and trauma related to the TransAtlantic Slave Trade through inter-generational arts, education, exchange programs and media production.  

As a storyteller and cultural producer, she uses photographs/film/performance as mixed-media tools to ignite critical consciousness and radical transformation. Régine is the director/executive producer of the award-winning short film and podcast Brooklyn to Benin: A Vodou Pilgrimage” (2016) and Vodou Roots: A Love Story Musical” (2018). She also served as the creative doula for two short films made in Benin (2017) “African Odyssey: Ancestral Memories”  and “The Clotilde: A Poetic Voyage.”

Régine’s photographic work on Black spirituality appears in MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora”(2017). She is a co-author and featured artist in “Ritual as Remembrance,” a Photoville lesson plan for 5th- 12 graders based on the MFON project “Altar: Prayer, Ritual, Offerings” exhibited at Photoville from September 13-23, 2018 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

As the Director of Education at MoCADA, Régine edited "Diaspora Diaries: An Educator's Guide to MoCADA Artists” (2009). Her photo essay on Haiti, including photos from her solo exhibition “Portraits for Self-Determining Haiti,” is featured in Meridians, Vol 11, No. 1 (2011), a journal published by Indiana University Press and in 2020, she authored "Nou Pap Bliye: A Haitian Coloring Book" to commemorate the tragic 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Régine received a BS in International Studies from Bowie State University, studied Documentary Filmmaking (MFA) at Howard University,  and completed her MA  in Photography and Urban Culture from Goldsmiths, University of London.  

City Arts on Pearl
233 Pearl Street #12
Hartford, CT 06103
phone: 860.284.9489
fax: 860.284.9637




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