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Friday forum at State House to focus on Haiti

State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry will host a discussion on the response to Hurricane Matthew and the cholera epidemic in Haiti at the State House on Friday, Oct. 14.

“Eyes on Haiti: A conversation about cholera and disaster response” will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. in coordination with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. Senator Ed Markey, who just returned from a trip to Haiti to observe the conditions after the hurricane, will be the featured speaker at the event.

More than 1,000 people have died since the storm made landfall on Oct. 4, according to media reports, with mounting concerns about more illness related to cholera. The forum will take place in room 428 of the State House.