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Haiti Teach-in Tonight

Northwestern organizes a number of events to help Haiti

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January 28, 2010

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Among the Northwestern efforts to help Haiti, a teach-in will take place tonight on the history, politics and culture of a country in crisis.

The teach-in, titled "Haiti: History, Politics, and Culture of a Country in Crisis," will take place at 7 p.m. tonight in Swift Hall, room 107, 2029 Sheridan Road, Evanston.

Open to the public, the event will be moderated by Sherwin Bryant, assistant professor of African American studies and history at Northwestern. University panelists include Joan Sherman, lecturer in the gender studies department, Doris Garraway, associate professor of French, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, graduate student in African American studies and Mark Hauser, assistant professor of anthropology. Alie Kabba, from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, will also join the panel.

The event is cosponsored by "NU Stands With Haiti," the department of African American studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, the Latina/o studies program, the department of French and Italian and African American Student Affairs.

Other events that are part of "NU Stands With Haiti," fundraising and awareness efforts, include:

Thursday, Jan. 28
-    1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Rd. - Delta Zeta Hot Chocolate Sale
-    7 p.m., Room 107, Swift Hall, 2029 Sheridan Rd. - "Haiti: History, Politics, and Culture of a Country in Crisis"
-    8 p.m., Louis Room, Norris University Center, 2311 Campus Dr. - Vertigo Productions Presents "Soup for Beast"
-    11 p.m., Shanley Pavilion, 2031 Sheridan Rd. - "Mee-Ow Comedy Show"

Friday, Jan. 29
-    8 p.m., Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. - Dolphin Show Presents "PARADE"
-    8 p.m., 11 p.m. Louis Room, Norris University Center, 2311 Campus Dr. - Vertigo Productions Presents "Soup for Beast"
-    8 p.m., 11 p.m., Shanley Pavilion, 2031 Sheridan Rd. - "Mee-Ow Comedy Show"

Saturday, Jan. 30
-    2 p.m., 8 p.m., Louis Room, Norris University Center, 2311 Campus Dr. - Vertigo Productions Presents "Soup for Beast"
-    8 p.m., Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. - Dolphin Show Presents "PARADE"
-    8 p.m., 11 p.m., Shanley Pavilion, 2031 Sheridan Rd. - "Mee-Ow Comedy Show"