HM Queen Mother Dòwòti Désir Hounon Houna II
Her Majesty Queen Mother Dòwòti Désir of the Royal Palace of Dada Daagbo Hounon Houna, is the founder and President of The AfroAtlantic Theologies & Treaties Institute (ATI). A Manbo Asogwe (High Priest) in Haitian Vodou, and an interfaith leader, she is also the Ambassador of the Grand Conseil du Vodun Hwendo of Benin. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Queen Mother or Kpodjito (Reine Mate of the King) is the Ambassador for North America of the Mouvement International pour les Reparations, and the Past Chairperson of the NGO Committee for the Elimination of Racism, Afrophobia, and Colorism. A human rights activist, educator, curator, photographer, author, and humanitarian, she has traveled extensively documenting the historic sites, memorials, and monuments of the transatlantic slave trade. A designated UNESCO expert on slavery museums and sites, her current publication is entitled, Redlining A Holocaust, Memorials and the People of the AfroAtlantic: Wòch kase wòch.