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Haiti Two Years Later: Measured Progress & Hope

Jan 23, 2012

Two years ago, the world learned of the devastating effects of the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti. The reaction from the international community, led by the United Nations, was remarkable in its speed and ability to get services, financial support, and assistance to those in need. As the disaster relief turned into recovery, Haitian institutions, the UN, and other international NGO's, and the U.S. worked collectively to develop a plan for a more vibrant Haitian economy.

Dr. Courtney Lehmann, Tully Knoles Professor of Humanities, will make a presentation on her work with Haitians in the aftermath of the devastation there in 2010. Lehmann has taught at Pacific for more than 14 years in the Ethnic and Gender Studies programs, and Film Studies. There is no charge for attending this "pot luck" event in the Community Room of the University's main library on Wednesday, Jan 25th at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the World Affairs Council and the United Nations Association of San Joaquin County. You are asked to bring a hot dish if your surname begins with A thru M; others are asked to bring either a salad or desert.

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