JANERA Hosts: Haiti's Reconstruction
Yes, another Haiti fundraiser. There is still much work to be done.
Another Haiti event?! Yes, indeed, at our February 23rd salon we will talk about Haiti's reconstruction because it is vitally important. RSVP here to secure your place. The event will also be streamed live on FORA.tv. If you can't attend, watch it online , and participate in the conversation.
Why should you care? You've probably already donated to the cause. You may have even attended a fundraiser or lecture of some sort. You've doubtlessly read dozens of detailed articles. But guess what? The reverberations of the earthquake will be felt for quite a while, not only in Haiti, but also in the US.
And now that the initial response is over, we at JANERA want to talk about long-term reconstruction and the political repercussions.Aside from the humanitarian reasons to care, there are many consequences from the earthquake that may directly affect your life: mass Haitian migration, a prolonged US military presence on the island, and Chavez's wrath, to name a few.
Haiti's reconstruction is only starting now, and this is when farsighted thinking and discussion become important. What are the long-term consequences of an American military presence in the region? How will Chavez react to that? Will he tamper with oil supplies? When, if ever, will Haiti be able to stand on its own feet? Can Haitians seize this catastrophe as an opportunity to pull themselves out of poverty, the drug trade, and widespread childhood slavery?
We aim to provide you with food for thought, while you enjoy yourself in the gorgeous Wall & Water Lounge at the new Andaz Wall Street.
Nikolas Kozloff, author of Hugo Chavez, Oil, Politics, and the Challenges to the U.S. will talk to Bob Maguire, Director of the Haiti Program at Trinity Washington University in D.C., and Chair of the US Institute of Peace's Haiti Working Group.
The conversation will be moderated by Haitian-American François Pierre-Louis, Associate Professor at CUNY and specialized in Caribbean and Haitian Politics.
Our program will open with the captivating Haitian-American slam-poet Lenelle Moise. She has performed among others on the U.N.'s stage and at New York's Culture Project.
We will discuss these questions, and more, on Feb. 23, with Bob Maguire, Director of the Haiti Program at Trinity Washington University in D.C., where he is a professor of International Affairs, and Chair of the US Institute of Peace's Haiti Working Group and Nikolas Kozloff.
The conversation will be moderated by François Pierre-Louis, Associate Professor at CUNY, specialized in Caribbean and Haitian Politics.
Lenelle Moise, a Haitian-American poet and performance artist, will recite a few of her poems to open the program.
- Tuesday Feb. 23, 2010
- 6pm Cocktails
- 7pm Performance & Discussion
- The Wall & Water Lounge at the new Andaz on 75 Wall Street
- $40 in advance ($50 at the door - cash only)
- RSVP here
- Live streaming on FORA.tv starts at 7p.m., click here to watch it online
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To top it off, Nymphoto, a collective of women photographers, is running an online auction from 27 February to 9 March to benefit Partners in Health in Haiti. Nymphoto is putting some interesting pieces on sale, and this could be a good opportunity for you to buy a piece of art that would normally go for a much higher price.
Photographer Tiana Markova-Gold will also show her work.