Past, Present, and Building Hope for Haiti’s Future: Panel and Forum
~ An Educational Fundraiser for the People of Haiti ~
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
Mitchell Fine Arts Building
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Free of charge and open to the public. Donation requested.
Welcome - Dr. Charles Shearer, President of Transylvania University
Introductions and Moderator - Ms. Janelle Johnson, Senior International Affairs Major
“The Struggles of Nation Building in Modern Haiti” - Dr. Gregg Bocketti
Assistant Professor of History; Ph.D. in History, M.A. in Latin American Studies, Tulane University.
“Post-Earthquake Haiti: An Exceptional Public Health Challenge” - Dr. Kathleen Jagger
Associate Dean and Professor of Biology; Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Cincinnati and M.P.H. in International Health, Harvard University.
Our Special Haitian Guest Speakers
“Haiti: A Turning Point” – Mr. Gueber Lamour
Mr. Gueber Lamour was born in Haiti and moved to the U.S. almost 19 years ago. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Romance Languages and Aviation Management and is working on a Master’s degree in International Relations. He currently works as a freelance Creole interpreter and provides language support for the Dept. of Homeland Security.
“Haiti: Now or Never” - Mr. Jean Reynold Alcius
Mr. Jean Reynold Alcius, a native of Haiti, received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business at the University of Panama where he was active in student organizations. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Kentucky Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, is the Haitian secretary for Servas International, works with the Episcopal Church, as well as for a local Haitian organization here in Lexington.
Open forum immediately to follow
Please bring cash or check, payable to "Transylvania Hope for Haiti."
All monies will go directly to support Partners in Health, a Boston-based international non-governmental organization, co-founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, whose goal is providing preferential options for the poor in health care. PIH builds partnerships in Haiti and elsewhere to remove structural barriers to health and human dignity. Some of their medical staff have been working in Haiti for more than 20 years, and these efforts have been chronicled in the Pulitzer prize winning book, Mountains Beyond Mountains. For more information see: https://www.standwithhaiti.org
Transylvania University’s Hope for Haiti Campaign
Transylvania's Office of Community Service & Civic Engagement
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