News Release

Haiti teach-in

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Educate yourself about Haiti, its people, its past and the current humanitarian crisis at a March 2 teach-in at Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.

Seven faculty members and a group of students are scheduled to present at the teach-in, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The students, who are from the Geography Department's travel and tourism program, will make a fundraising appeal.

View the event flyer (PDF).

SCSU Helps Haiti

Staff and students at Volunteer Connection are coordinating St. Cloud State's Haiti relief efforts.

The free event will help students, staff and faculty understand and assist the Caribbean island nation as it recovers from the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. Centered west of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the earthquake killed more than 200,000 people.

Among the presenters is Bel Kambach, who grew up in the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Kambach is an assistant professor of geography and a leader in the university's travel and tourism program.

The teach-in master of ceremonies is Ahmed Fabre, a St. Cloud State student from Haiti.

Presenting are:

Presenters

Topic

Mark Jaede

Historical overview of Haiti and Haiti-U.S. relations

Bel Kambach

Relations between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Giovanni Antunez

Health issues in Haiti, past and present

Eddah Mutua-Kombo

“Is Haiti’s Tragedy the Hook for Getting at What We’ve Ignored?”

Brenda Buswell

Psychological processes of blaming the victim

Luz Triana-Echeverria

Mythology of Haiti through literature

Travel/tourism students

Video and fundraising presentation

Kevin Lanave

Spirituality in Haiti

Learn more at the Multicultural Resource Center Web site.

St. Cloud State sponsors include Multicultural Resource Center, Volunteer Connection, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Multicultural Student Services, Center for Service-Learning and Social Change, Psychology Department, Ethnic Studies Department, History Department, Latin American Studies Program, Geography Department,Foreign Languages and Literature Department, and Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport Science Department.

For more information, e-mail Darlene St. Clair at the Multicultural Resource Center, Room 137 Miller Center. 

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