Haiti Earthquake Anniversary Events

The Miami Herald has collected news about some of the activities that have been organized in Haiti and the United States to commemorate the second anniversary of the earthquake. Here is their post:

Monday: Oxfam American is hosting “Haiti’s Slow Road to Recovery: Two years after the Earthquake,” noon to 2 p.m., Horizon Ballroom at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. , Washington, D.C. Panelists include: Ambassador Thomas Adams, U.S. State Department’s special coordinator for Haiti; Ambassador Liliana Ayalde, senior deputy assistant administrator for LAC, USAID; Ambassador Byron Blake, Office of the CARICOM, Special Representative to Haiti;  Robert Fatton, professor of government and foreign affairs, University of Virginia; Arielle Jean Baptiste, president of Haitian Diaspora Working in Haiti; Gabriel Verret, former executive director of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission; Gregory Adams (moderator), director of aid effectiveness, Oxfam America. To RSVP, contact Gilda Charles at gcharles@oxfamamerica.org        

Tuesday: The International Organization for Migration’s E-shelter & CCCM Cluster Coordination Unit will host an exhibition of photographs and video depicting life within the camps, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hotel Montana, Rue Frank Cardozo Bourdon, Pétion-Ville, Haiti.



President Michel Martelly and Dominican President Leonel Fernandez will inaugurate the University of Henri Christophe in Limonade, 11 a.m.

The U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti will have a private ceremony with members of families of lost colleagues and representative of the mission.


Miami Community Partnership for Local Haitian Relief Efforts releases strategic plan to support the healing of the Haitians, 2 p.m., Haitian Neighborhood Center, Sant La, 5000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 110.

Commemoration Mass, 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame D’Haiti Catholic Church, 130 NE 62nd St., Little Haiti.

Friday: U.S. Ambassador Ken Merten, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., will update efforts to help Haiti, 4 p.m., Miami Edison Middle School Auditorium, 6101 NW Second Ave., Miami. Free and open to the public.

Saturday: South Florida Haitian community leaders host the Second annual Tri-County Save Haiti Bike Ride from Palm Beach to Miami-Dade counties, beginning at 6 a.m. Lake Park City Hall. After arriving at Jaco Pastorious Park in Oakland Park, there will be a symbolic reading of 112 names of victims of the earthquake. The names are from http://www.112haiti.com, a digital memorial wall created after the earthquake to honor the dead. Bikers are expected to arrive at Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami at 4:45 p.m. where the commemoration will feature Haitian musicians. For more information, go to www.colorofhope.org

For original article, see http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/06/2579092/haiti-earthquake-anniversary-events.html

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