Join panelists to discuss, “HAITI: Perspectives on Crisis,” on January 28. The event will take place at noon in the Red Gym’s On Wisconsin room.
UPDATE: Joining the panelists will be Gergens Polynice, an M.A. candidate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies, who was in his home country of Haiti until just a few hours before the earthquake.
Prof. Brenda Plummer (History, Afro-American Studies) is an historian whose research includes race and gender, international relations, and civil rights. Her work ranges from essays on Haitian-American relations to studies of Afro-Americans, race, and foreign affairs.
Prof. Aliko Songolo (French and Italian, African Languages, and Literature) is a specialist in African and Caribbean literature in French; 20th-century poetry; francophone literature; and cultural studies.
Mr. Paul Thompson (InterWorks, LLC) has more than 30 years of experience in post-disaster reconstruction and recovery, disaster and refugee emergency management training, and program development and evaluation.
To learn more about Haiti, check out the upcoming film series at Memorial Library.