Haiti Disaster in Context: A Reportback and Community Discussion

Published Jimmy - Mon, 02/01/2010 - 11:26pm

Andrew Tarter is a UF graduate student in anthropology whose focus is on
reforestation in Haiti and how it is interwoven with Haiti's ecology and culture.
Andrew was born in Haiti and lived there with his parents for 15 years before his
father was transferred back to the State of Washington . We are very pleased that
Andrew will be able to share some of his experiences and photographs of Haiti with
us on Tuesday evening .

Gainesville-based Registered Nurse Cindy Nelly recently returned from volunteering with with others from UF's College of Public Health and Shands Hospital to provide medical aid to survivors of the January 12th earthquake. She worked in a clinic alongside members of the organization Partners in Health and learned about that organization's long-standing programs in Haiti.

This event will include short video clips from Free Speech Television and Democracy Now! programs reporting on the quake and its aftermath, Cindy's personal testimony on her experiences and observations, and Andrew's testimony and observations from his perspective as a scholar with strong ties to Haiti.

Donations will be accepted for Partners in Health. PIH has a 20+ year record of working to provide grassroots, community healthcare in Haiti, with a focus on training and equipping local providers.

Event organizers will also have copies of the book "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder, one copy of Randall Robinson's book "Unbroken Agony", and "Heal Haiti" t-shirts for sale. All profits will go to Partners in Health.

When:
Tue, 02/09/2010 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated