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Haiti 10 Years after the Earthquake with Prof. Adam John

February 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sponsored by the Diversity, Inclusive, Global Committee of the YMCA

Albright University professor Adam John will provide an update on what has happened in Haiti in the 10 years since a devastating earthquake when the World Affairs Council holds its Wednesday, Feb. 12, luncheon program at the Inn at Reading.

More than 200,000 people reportedly died as a result of the magnatude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. About 300,000 were injured and 1.5 million were left homeless.

John holds a Ph.D. in French and Francophone cultures and civilizations from Pennsylvania State University. He is an associate professor of French and Spanish and the director of the interim program in Martinique. His research interests include Haitian literature and culture, French language media and post-colonialism. He teaches courses on the Caribbean, contemporary France and French-speaking Africa.

He received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research for his doctoral dissertation in Martinique in 1993-1994. He has been a member of the Haitian Studies Association for almost 20 years. He also served on the board of directors of the Haitian Studies Association from 2005-2009.

To Register:
CallĀ (610) 375-7880 or email contactus@wacreading.org

Cost to attend:
Members $23
Non-Members $30
Without Meal $10
Ambassadors Included


February 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Inn at Reading
1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States
(610) 372-7811


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