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Title: Resilience and Transformation in Haiti
START DATE: Friday January 25
TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details:
World Affairs Council of Northern California
312 Sutter st, Second floor, Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 04108
Event Type: Radio Broadcast
Contact NameAlana Post
Email Addressapost [at] worldaffairs.org
Phone Number415-293-4600
Address312 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94108
Speaker: Amy Wilentz, Author, Farewell, Fred Voodoo

From Haiti’s revolutionary history, to its totalitarian dynasty that ruled for decades, to the 2010 earthquake, this island nation has become synonymous with poverty and dysfunction. Yet through it all shines a people’s creative culture and resilience.

During her three decades covering the country, journalist and Haitian expert Amy Wilentz has seen Haitians overcome all kinds of hardship. Still struggling to rebuild from the 2010 earthquake, Haiti now finds itself awash with well-meaning, and sometimes misguided, characters: movie stars turned aid workers, musicians running for president and a former US president working as a house builder. Wilentz will explore the evolution of Haiti’s vibrant culture and dysfunctional government.

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