Hoos for Haiti

Magnitude 7.0: A Teach-In On Haiti and How We Got Here

In Events: Educational on January 17, 2010 at 3:59 am

Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall

Monday, January 18, 2010

3:00pm – 5:00pm

We are organizing this educational event to:

· Discuss the ways in which the events surrounding the Haitian earthquake serve as a barometer to locate contemporary global social, political, and economic processes

· Examine the significance of Haitian history and the Haitian present to communities of the African Diaspora

· Explore the complex connections between the United States and Haiti

· Provide information about the ways in which UVA students can get involved in ongoing earthquake relief efforts here at UVA and beyond

Speakers
Dean Robert Fatton – history of U.S. involvement with Haiti

Joanne (Jojo) Lucas–UVA Undergrad, Foreign Affairs Major
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Tau Theta Chapter- President

Prof. Claudrena Harold – connections between the Caribbean and the African American experience; Why should I care? The meanings of Diaspora

Prof. Yarimar Bonilla – prospects for future mobilization; relief efforts

Z’étoile Imma –Moderator

Sponsored by the Carter G. Woodson Institute
Thanks to the many UVA student organizations for their quick response, engagement, and support.

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