Haiti Rising - A Poem for Haiti
Claudine Michel, professor of Black Studies at UCSB
Claudine Michel, professor of Black Studies at UCSB, read "A Poem for Haiti" (by A-lan Holt). One of several messages was that you may never see Haiti but can still feel what it is like to break.
This was part of Haiti Rising, whereby discussion panelists presented different perspectives on Haiti's situation, converging on the main theme of empowering local Haitian communities and being sensitive to their cultures and needs.
The free event was organized by International Development Studies students and faculty. They collaborated with African Studies, History, the Bunche Center for African American Studies, the UCLA Center for Black Studies Research, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Support came from the UCLA Graduate Division, International Institute and event attendees.
Published: Friday, March 05, 2010