Haiti Rising - Questions and Answers
Nick Entrikin, Claudine Michel, Robin Derby, Robert Hill, Don Cosentino, Russell Stockard, Nandini Gunewardena, UCLA students.
- How will Haitians be represented in the Investment Summit and general development dialogue? Do they need green technology or houses?
- How will the Haitians be affected by the Chilean earthquake?
- What are the ethical implications of journalists who attempt alleviating traumatic situations that they were supposed to objectively report? Who are these stories truly about? *CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Anderson Cooper's roles; Prof. Michel's emotional account of "the murder of Anaika by CNN"
- Can we equip Haitians with new media tools such as Twitter and blogs?
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