Harvard for Haiti concertStudents at Harvard University have organized a Friday, Feb. 12 concert that will raise funds for Partners in Health. The event will be staged from 7-8:30 p.m. at Harvard's Sanders Theatre. Tickets: $10 student, $25 regular admission (buy here or at the Harvard Box Office in Holyoke Center; all proceeds go to Partners In Health (PIH).
If you can't make it: There will be a live webcast of the event, so you can still watch and donate here.
To end your evening: Mingle with performers and speakers after the event downstairs at Cambridge Queen's Head Pub at SAGHAH's* Gateway to Global Health!
Performers and speakers include: President Drew Faust, Dean Evelynn Hammonds, PIH Executive Director Ophelia Dahl, Mass. State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Director Michael VanRooyen, award-winning internationally acclaimed violinist Ryu Goto, internationally acclaimed pianists Charlie Albright and Malcolm Campbell, Harvard Glee Club, the Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble, the Caribbean Club Dance Team, Kuumba, and more.
Donations are accepted before, during, and after the concert.
The folks who developed the Mission 4636 project — which is helping Kreyol-speaking Haitians and Haitian-Americans in the States direct help to earthquake survivors. This video gives an overview of the project and gives guidance on how we can help.
A fashion show organized by local Haitian-Americans will hit the stage at the Artist for Humanity Epicenter (100 West Second Street in Boston) on Feb. 20 for “Shake the Runway,” an event to benefit the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.
Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed an executive order permitting executive branch employees to donate earned vacation and personal leave time to colleagues with relatives in Haiti. The move, supported by Haitian state lawmakers Linda Forry and Marie St.
A Boston-based team of computer technicians and organizers is reaching out to the Haitian-American diaspora today with a request for volunteers to help their project. In particular, they are asking local Kreyol speakers to come out to a training session on the campus of Tufts University in Medford this Saturday (tomorrow) at noon. Sabina Carlson of the Ushahidi project explains further below:
The editors at Wired Online have created a new website — ReWiring Haiti — in which experts in tech and innovation are already discussing ways to re-build Haiti. Please pass the word to Haitian-Americans and allies in the appropriate fields.
Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government will convene a special forum entitled "Haiti after the Earthquake" on Monday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Seating is limited. Please see the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics site for more details. Speakers will include Massachusetts State Rep. Marie St. Fleur; State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry; Dr. Allen Counter, Harvard Foundation; Ricardo Hausmann, HKS; and Mary Jo Bane, Academic Dean, HKS.