Hoos for Haiti

“Call to Unite”: Haiti Earthquake Response, Organizational and Planning Meeting

In Events: Educational on January 19, 2010 at 2:49 am

“Call to Unite”: Haiti Earthquake Response, Organizational and Planning Meeting
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

7:00 PM Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall


On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurred 14 miles west of Port-au-Prince, destroying most of Haiti’s capital. Political, economic and environmental shockwaves have already begun to hit the small and poor country. Additionally, at least one U.Va. student, Stephanie Jean-Charles, was killed in the disaster. This meeting was called to bring together students, leaders, and organizations to pool resources in order to respond to the disaster.

Goal: Leave Newcomb with a concrete plan for way to address this on multifaceted level with commitments from many organizations for resources and help
7:00pm  Updates and discussion of the disaster
Information about Ms. Jean-Charles; any additional students/others lost
U.Va.’s current response
Current financial drive
Memorial services being planned
Goal: Get all in attendance on same page about facts
7:30pm  Discuss needs we could potentially work to address
Help for Students here?
Psychological trauma of losses?
7:45pm  Discuss potential mechanisms to assist
Benefit event?
Drive of some sort?
8:15pm  Break into Planning Groups and plan for future contact.

Additionally, there is another meeting January 19 in Room 403 of the McIntire School of Commerce at 5PM for student organizations and groups for coming together to participate in sharing ideas and developing an effective campaign strategy that will be presented to the general assembly on Wednesday at the Kaleidoscope room in Newcomb Hall. Everyone is invited to join tomorrow. A few students who recently came back from Haiti will be joining us and sharing with you their experiences and their thoughts on what is needed to do next.


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