Haiti Remembrance Ceremony

By UM News

Haiti Remembrance Ceremony

By UM News
Haitian student group Planet Kreyol is hosting a ceremony Tuesday to remember victims of the 2010 earthquake that killed tens of thousands.

Six years after Haiti's catastrophic earthquake that left tens of thousands dead, the Haitian student group Planet Kreyol is inviting the UM community to remember the victims of the disaster in a ceremony at the Shalala Student Center.

Haiti Remembrance CeremonyThe event will begin at 4 p.m. with an opening ceremony. A moment of silence will be held at 4:53 p.m. on the student center patio – marking the exact time the earthquake struck outside Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010 – followed by a candlelight vigil at 5 p.m. and a reception at 6 p.m. in the Iron Arrow room at the student center.

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Look back at the Haiti Special Report on the University's response to the disaster and its continuing commitment to recovery and reconstruction.

A donor gift will fund glaucoma studies of Haitians in Haiti and Haitian-Americans in Miami. Read it here

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In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, University of Miami doctors, nurses, and staff traveled to Haiti to help treat some of the thousands of people injured in the earthquake. The University established a tent hospital on the tarmac of the Port-au-Prince airport, and over the next several years hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and alumni have traveled to Haiti to assist Haitians in the recovery of the devastating earthquake and its reconstruction. The Haiti Special Report provides an overview of the University's commitment to training Haitians to take care of Haitians with health care, sustainable programs, community building, and infrastructure.