Saturday, February 6, 2010

What Are You Doing To Help Haiti?

It's been a few weeks since the 7.0 monster came and took Port Au Prince, Haiti by storm.  After all of the news update from many sources,  televised fundraisers, and local collections......who is going to continue to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti?

Haiti will need help for the next few years, after the cameras are packed up and local organizations move on to relieve the next disaster.

The Association of Black Media Workers (ABMW) of Baltimore are teaming up with several organizations to bring to you the Baltimore Newsmakers Forum--a monthly forum in which local newsmakers will discuss local and international issues that will directly affect the citizens of Baltimore and in surrounding areas.

The first Baltimore Newsmakers Forum will be held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum (830 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore) on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.  The topic of this month's forum is Haiti: Past, Present, Future.

Confirmed panelists include:

-Sunni Khalid, News Editor at WYPR. Sunni won the Columbia University School of Journalism's Silver Baton Award for his coverage of 
Haiti for WYPR. 

-Dr. Joseph Baptiste of the National Organization for the Advancement of 
Haitians (NOAH). 

-Lowell Melser, Reporter for WBAL-TV. Lowell was aboard the Baltimore based 
USNS Comfort as it deployed to Haiti. 

-Madison Smartt-Bell, Professor at 
Goucher College and author of the well-received trilogy on the 1791 Haitian Slave Revolution.

-André Chung, Photojournalist, founding member of the Iris PhotoCollective. Andre' has produced powerful photojournalism for over 20 years, and just returned from Haiti.

Please join us for an enlightening evening of dialogue, images, and information on the earthquake, and recovery of Haiti.

Doors open at 5:30, the event begins promptly at 6:00pm. The event is free.

What are you going to do that would help Haiti longterm?
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