Speaking Event: Resilience and Transformation in Haiti

When & Where
World Affairs Council of Northern California
312 Sutter Street 2nd Floor Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94108
January 25, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alana Post
415 293 4600

Speaker: Amy Wilentz, Author, Farewell, Fred Voodoo

From Haiti’s revolutionary history, to its totalitarian dynasty that ruled for decades, to the 2010 earthquake, this island nation has become synonymous with poverty and dysfunction. Yet through it all shines a people’s creative culture and resilience.

During her three decades covering the country, journalist and Haitian expert Amy Wilentz has seen Haitians overcome all kinds of hardship. Still struggling to rebuild from the 2010 earthquake, Haiti now finds itself awash with well-meaning, and sometimes misguided, characters: movie stars turned aid workers, musicians running for president and a former US president working as a house builder. Wilentz will explore the evolution of Haiti’s vibrant culture and dysfunctional government.

Members: Free; NonMembers: $15; Students: $5