Program on Haiti - A time for healing, hope and action


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Image: HaitiWhen: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1 to 10 p.m.

Where: John A. Barone Campus Center, Lower Level and Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola

Schedule of Events:

1:00-2:00 p.m.: Haiti, an introduction to the history and current situation - Speakers will include Larry Miners, Economics Department; Winston Tellis, School of Business; and Charles MacCormack, President and CEO of Save the Children.

2:00-3:00 p.m.: Faces of Haiti - voices from our university and neighboring communities who have been directly impacted by the crisis.

3:00-4:00 p.m.: Open Student Forum - an opportunity for students to respond to what they have heard; reflect on the crisis; share ideas about what they would like to learn or hear more about as we move forward with a focus on the issue; propose ideas related to action and organizing.

4:30-7:30 p.m.: All are invited to the Dining Hall for a Haitian dinner. A $5 voluntary donation will be accepted for Haitian relief. Barone Campus Center Dining Hall.

9:00-10:00 p.m.: Mass of Healing for Haiti celebrated by Father Churchill Penn, a native of Haiti and leader of the Haitian community at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Bridgeport. Egan Chapel.

Sponsored by: Division of Student Affairs, Global Citizenship Initiative, Center for Faith and Public Life, Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network, Center for Academic Excellence, Program on Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Mission and Identity, Black Studies, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Campus Ministry, Center for Catholic Studies, Earl W. and Hildagund A. Brinkman Private Charitable Foundation.

For more information regarding these events contact the Center for Faith and Public Life at (203) 254-4000 ext. 3461 or cfpl@fairfield.edu

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 22, 2010

Vol. 42, No. 173