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The city of Boston has organized a community forum for Thursday to address what Mayor Tom Menino calls “potential scams and fraudulent activity” that are targeting Haitians in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake. The meeting will be held on Thursday,... Read more
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... Read more
Updated Feb. 9, 2010— Read this op-ed in today's Boston Globe by Dr. Laurence Ronan and Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni about the urgent need for long-term care facilities in Haiti.- Ed. After two weeks spent treating Haitian earthquake victims aboard a U.S. Navy-... Read more
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.... Read more
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. Ede Haiti... Read more
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... Read more
Nathan Hodge at Haiti ReWired posts on alarming reports from seismologists and NASA scientists now studying the Haitian fault line that triggered the Jan. 12 earthquake. Southern California Public Radio looks at same issue today. A more jarring report... Read more
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... Read more
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. The site also... Read more
Chris Faraone of the Boston Phoenix tells the compelling story of Jenny Ulysee, who has been stuck in Haiti due to immigration issues since being injured in the Jan. 12 quake.
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... Read more
U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) made an opening statement this morning at a Congressional hearing held to discuss the U.S. response to the earthquake in Haiti. Included in his remarks: "Haiti's recovery must belong to the Haitian people. They may need our... Read more
In a letter organized by the TransAfrica Forum and sent to members of Congress today, activists and academic leaders are urging the U.S. to de-emphasize the military's role in the response to the Jan. 12 earthquake and to shift focus to improving the... Read more
A poll sponsored by New American Media and released today gives new insight into just how deeply the American Dyaspora has been affected by the Jan. 12 earthquake.The poll, conducted last week in both English and Kreyol, suggests that "three out of five... Read more
The Patriot Ledger has published an article today by a nine year-old Plymouth boy who lost members of his family in the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Dr. Michele DavidBoston resident Michele David, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, an immigrant from Haiti, has received the 2010 William A. Hinton Award. David was selected by Public Health Commissioner Dr. John Auerbach in recognition of her many years of activism,... Read more
WFNX will broadcast a telethon to benefit Partners in Health's efforts in Haiti tomorrow morning. Full details are here.
Dr. Paul Farmer, along with colleagues from Partners in Health, authored an op-ed in today's Miami Herald that is a must-read. He says, in part: "Prescriptions for Haiti will be bountiful from outside, but we must ensure that the prescriptions are correct... Read more
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East - whose Boston local has already distinguished itself by hosting a relief center for Boston-area Haitians - is stepping up yet again for the Haitian cause. SEIU, the largest healthcare workers union in the country... Read more
A multicultural coalition of Latino organizations has pulled together a special Salsa for Haiti event for this Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston's South End. Here are the details:Salsa for Haiti on Saturday

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