Core Colloquia - Haiti: A Long Suffering Road
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The evening will be moderated by Richard Falco, the president of Vision Project, an organization dedicated to the development of documentary photography, investigative journalism, video, multimedia, and education. He
Les Stone. This will be followed by a personal reflection from Sacred Heart Professor of Criminal Justice Stephane Jasmin Kirven, a native of Haiti, who will explore the recent catastrophe and explain her connections to the regions directly impacted.
Joseph Alicastro will follow with a short documentary that was originally developed for NBC, where he was a producer. He is Vision Project’s associate director. Completing the formal presentations will be SHU Professors Charlotte M. Gradie and June-Ann Greeley. Dr. Gradie is a Latin American historian and chair of the Department of History; she was a participant in a faculty program in Haiti in 2004. Dr. Greeley, the chair of the Department of Religious Studies, will speak of the religious and ethical dimensions of the present situation and discuss the University’s planned response.
The public discussion will address issues of poverty, social justice, human rights and the country’s evolving conditions following the earthquakes.