News Release: International, University News

Jan. 28,  2010

Haiti Relief Teach-In, Film Screening Set at Emory

Students, faculty and concerned citizens at Emory University will host a public event, titled "Haiti Relief: A Film Screening and Teach-In" from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday Jan. 30 in Brooks Commons of Cannon Chapel, 201 Dowman Drive, on the Emory campus. Admission is free.

The event, organized to raise awareness and encourage critical discussion about the plight of Haiti, will include a screening of the 2004 documentary "The Agronomist," the celebrated film about Haiti's struggle for democracy. Following the screening, a panel of Haitian-American scholars will talk about Haiti's history of occupation and resistance, American foreign policy toward Haiti, and the urgency of Haitian relief.

Panelists include:

  • Cécile Accilien, Columbus State University; 

  • Regine Jackson, The Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory; 

  • Guirdex Massé, Department of English, Emory; 

  • Lovia Mondésir, Department of French and Italian, Emory.
Moderator is Valérie Loichot, Department of French and Italian, Emory.


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