An online event Wednesday, Dec. 1, will serve to launch a University-wide effort to provide relief to the Caribbean nation of Haiti following the earthquake and tropical storm this summer which damaged or destroyed 260 schools.
Isaac Saney, director of the Transition Year Program at Dalhousie University, will discuss the historical context in his presentation “Emancipation Now! African Rebellion, the Haitian Revolution and Slavery’s End.” He will explore how the political and intellectual repercussions of the Haitian Revolution undermined the institution of slavery.
Providing information on the present-day situation will be Gabriel Osson, founder and director of Haïti Futur Canada Association, which aims to create quality education and to support entrepreneurship in Haiti while promoting its culture.
Organized by the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the University’s contribution to rebuilding will involved the adoption of one or two schools to rehabilitate and repair.
Wednesday’s workshop will begin at 10 a.m. Register through the event website.