Helping Haiti

Helping Haiti

Three years after the devastating earthquake that took 300,000 lives and left over one million Haitians homeless, we assess the waning international response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the hemisphere’s poorest country with author Amy Wilentz, who has written a number of books about Haiti including her latest, Farewell Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti. Joining her is Haitian-born doctor Henri Ford and Haitian human rights attorney Mario Joseph. Ford is chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and vice dean for Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Following the 2010 earthquake, Dr. Ford returned to Haiti to provide medical assistance to earthquake victims. Joseph leads the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Port-au-Prince, which represents political prisoners, poor people, and victims of political violence.

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This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.

Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.

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