A public servant peacefully passed away after a long battle with LIFE. Dr. Marie Marcelle Racine will be missed by those who came to know her during her involvement in service to the Haitian Community at Our Lady Queen Of Peace, in Arlington, Virginia; at KOFAPA, an organization Dr Racine had founded to give Haitian Women a platform at the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995. My most memorable recollection was our collaboration at launching themagazine dedicated to the bicentennial Celebration of “Vertières”, at the Haitian Embassy in Washington D C. (November 2003). Marie, as I used to call her, was the bridge to cross when to find the best idiom for the version Kreyol to appear in the magazine. Naturaly Professor Racine was one of the founding members of Akademi Kreyòl Ayisyen.
The soft-spoken Dr. Marie Marcelle Racine was this lovable figure who could lighten up a room with her classy, humble character and her joyful smile. She was a writer, a mother, a tireless activist, with unwavering commitment to her native country, Haiti. An inspiring young woman who did not spend her time passing blames; she brought in solutions whenever the occasion presented itself.
I have been especially blessed with the opportunity to have known this beautiful woman. She made a positive difference in shaping the future of many people, from all walk of LIFE May her Soul Rest in Peace after a mission well accomplished.
My sympathy to the family and friends who have known and admired this Icon, Dr Marie Marcelle Racine.
CEO Ellecram Productions Corp.
2004 Classic Gold Medal Award Winner