In an aim to stimulate community interest and support for Haitian victims of the 2010 earthquake, the Eisenhower Institute in Collaboration with Africana Studies as well as 11 other departments on campus sponsored a series of lectures.
The earthquake devastated many communities in southern Haiti, including Port-au-Prince, resulting in more than 200,000 deaths and 300,000 injuries. Eyes on Haiti, a series of Lunch and Learn Sessions during the Fall 2011 semester, featured several Gettysburg College Faculty as well as brought many speakers to Gettysburg College.
Paul Austerlitz, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, presented "Vodou, Music and Liberation in Haiti"
Marie Saint Cyr, Director of the Lambi Fund who presented a lecture titled "A MODEL FOR REBIRTH: Lambi Fund in Partnership with Rural Farmers." http://www.lambifund.org
Dr. Katherine Conway Turner, Provost at Hood College and Education Director for H.O.P.E, an American-based NGO working in northern Haiti, "Hope for Haiti"
NGO's and US Support for Haiti, featuringMs. Yifat Susskind, Policy and Communication Director of MADRE (International Women's Human Rights NGO) - http://www.madre.org/index/meet-madre-1/our-projects-20/haiti-healing-haiti-healing-ourselves-187.html
and Angela Bruce-Raeburn, Senior Policy Advisor for Humanitarian Response for Haitiat OXFAM America - http://www.oxfamamerica.org/