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Narratives of Race, Humanitarianism and Self-Help in Post-Earthquake Haiti

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies presents Russell Stockard

Thursday, January 27, 2011
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Library and Media Center
Haines Hall 135
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake attracted international media attention and humanitarian aid in proportion to the devastating scale of the disaster that killed a quarter of a million people and left more than one million refugees homeless among the ruins. While media accounts led Americans and citizens of other nations to contribute money and attract direct assistance by waves of volunteers, the neoliberal racial regime depicted in mainstream narratives perpetuates relations of power. This discourse tends to prevent Haitians from taking control of their destinies during the reconstruction. Under these conditions what Haitian voices have emerged? How do Haitian cultural and media narratives of self-help and self-determination counter this racial regime?

Parking is available on campus for $10. For more information, please call: 310-206-8267 or visit the Bunche Center website: www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu.

Bunche Center Mural Unveiling: 1:00 PM, Haines Hall, 1st Floor

Parking is available on campus for $10.


Cost : Free and open to the public.

Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies310-206-8267
www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu

Download file: Stockard-31-uzw.pdf

Sponsor(s): , The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies

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