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Help for Haiti: Beyond Media Coverage – An Evening of Philanthropy and Learning

On March 19, 2010 by Schnader

Albert Momjian, Chair of the Family Law Department and a partner in the Firm’s Philadelphia office, made opening remarks in his role as Honorary Consul to the Republic of Haiti this Friday, March 19 at a fundraising event being held at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in support of Haiti earthquake relief. “Help for Haiti: Beyond Media Coverage – An Evening of Philanthropy and Learning” gave participants the opportunity to learn more about the history, culture, and traditions of Haiti. Guests had the chance to enjoy music and dance performances by La Salle College’s Neo-African Drums ‘n Dance group and Temple University’s Haitian Student Organization, and see Haitian artifacts from the Museum’s collection not usually on display. Four Haitian speakers also offered their perspectives on Haiti. Shonta Collins, Founder and President of Explorers Sans Frontières’ (ESF), a grassroots humanitarian organization focused on education and healthcare, discussed the organization’s recent trip to Haiti and its role in the aftermath of the earthquake; Benedick Guillaume, also involved in Explorers Sans Frontières, spoke about everyday life in Haiti; Yve-Car Momperousse, Board Chair of the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP), gave details on the organization’s relief efforts in Haiti; and Numa St. Louis, a regular contributor to Radio Haiti of Philadelphia and member of the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia, discussed the politics and history of Haiti and his work with Radio Haiti. 

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