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Resilience and Transformation in Haiti
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
Organizer/AuthorAlana Post
Emailapost [at]
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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Members: Free; NonMembers: $15; Students: $5
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jan 16th, 2013 4:49 PM