Monday, February 20, 2012

Helping Haiti from Home

AU's 2011-2012 College of Arts and Sciences Symposium "Against Global Indifference: Awakening to Action" will continue on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room in the Dauch College of Business and Economics with a presentation titled "Helping Haiti from Home: How Local Efforts can Support International Disaster Relief."

Bertin Méance, director of Lafonbelle Foundation in Lafond, Haiti, and former international student at Ashland University, will give a presentation on how individuals can help international relief efforts from within their local community.

“Relief resources should play two purposes at the same time, alleviating suffering and also contributing to long term development.” - Méance

Bertin Méance now works with a foundation to re-build homes and a school in a small town in Haiti that was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Department of Social Work and Multicultural Programming Committee. (Licensed social workers can earn 1.5 credits of continuing education by attending this event.)

Sponsored By: the Social Work Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, Multicultural Programming Committee, Phi Alpha, and International Student Services
Event Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Event Location: Ridenour Room in the Dauch College of Business and Economics
Event Cost: FREE