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Monday, February 8, 2010

Haiti: The Mobilization of Aid, Public Discourses and Political Action within Canada. Thursday 11 February 2- 3.45pm, York Research Tower

The YCISS Contentious Conflicts and Canadian Society Series

Haiti: The Mobilization of Aid, Public Discourses and Political Action
within Canada

Thursday 11 February 2010
2pm- 3.45pm
YRT Conference Centre
Room 519, 5th Floor
York Research Tower (YRT)
York University

The earthquake in Haiti and the subsequent human suffering calls for a
critical analysis of the hegemonic representations of Haiti?s history,
poverty and political disempowerment. It is in this context that we need
to examine how mobilization of aid is occurring through the media,
diasporas, NGOs, the military - particularly the Canadian Forces - and
other government institutions, and to what effect.

Of crucial importance is the question concerning the politically and
ideologically motivated agendas of the international community, one that
appears now to be coming to the aid of the Haitians.

This forum invites the following speakers to engage in a roundtable
discussion on the current situation in Haiti and its future, for the
purposes of generating much needed debate at all levels:

Dr Manuel Rozental, University of Toronto
Dr Melanie Newton, University of Toronto
Dr Nalini Persram (Chair), York University

This discussion will be followed by a meeting of the York-Haiti Solidarity
Committee in room 280N, York Lanes at 4pm. Please contact CERLAC for
further details ( or the York Haiti Solidarity Committee
Listserv (Fwd:

Please note that due to space restrictions, participation for this forum
is by pre-registration via this link

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