[Blackstudies-l] Haiti Week events; Tuesday (today!), Wed., and Thurs. this week

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Tue Feb 15 05:20:54 EST 2011


Please spread the word and try to attend these important events.

"Haiti: Education and Culture"
Tuesday 2/15 8:00PM-9:30PM Newton 203
Wes Kennison and Glenn McClure

This talk will explore how the arts can be used to share information  
within the context of culture. Students will learn how to connect with  
communities through educating others and at the same time enriching  
their own education.

"Community Development: Innovation, Infrastructure and Health"
Wednesday 2/16 2:30-3:30PM Newton 203
James Myers

With 15 years experience in connecting natural resources, human health  
and economic development around the globe, James Myers will talk about  
his work with H.O.P.E. in Borgne, Haiti in response to the cholera  
epidemic. He will talk about technology implemented to make simple  
solutions to seemingly complex problems and how connecting the right  
resources makes all the difference in a community.

"Cholera Is Not As Much a Medical Problem But More One of  
Infrastructure: H.O.P.E.'s Response in Northern Haiti"
Thursday 2/17 6:30-8:00PM Newton 203
Susan Bandoni Muench and Rose Marie Chierici

The biology of cholera and the environmental factors leading to its  
spread will be explored by an expert in disease in the developing  
world and the reality on the ground and response from H.O.P.E. in  
Borgne, Haiti will be shared from the grassroots organization's  
director. An inside look at what it takes to save a community in great  
need and an opportunity to learn how to contribute to the continuing  
effort.


Emilye Crosby
Professor
History Department
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
(585) 245-5375
crosby at geneseo.edu

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