Wednesday, January 20, 2010
At 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the UM Field House, adjacent to the BankUnited Cener, the Center for Latin American Studies and the Haitian Student Organization will host “L’Union Fait La Force: Coming Together as a People of Haiti.” The community gathering, led by School of Education Associate Professor MarieGuerda Nicolas, with the participation of Father Reginald Jean-Marie, will address strategies to effectively assist Haiti’s quake victims. For more information, call 305-284-1854 or e-mail .
And later that evening at 8 p.m., the UM community will hold a candlelight vigil for Haiti’s quake at the University Center Rock. Download the printable flyer.
Visit the 'Canes Helping Haiti Web site for more information on how UM is assisting relief efforts in Haiti
The FIU community is committed to helping the Haitian people through this tragedy. This site is a resource for Golden Panthers wishing to help and will be updated regularly with new information. Below, you will find helpful information on relief organizations, events happening on campus and stories about what FIU is doing to answer the call. Students, faculty and staff will also find useful information on resources to cope with this tragedy. You may also become a fan of our Facebook group, FIU for Haiti, to connect with others wishing to help.
Events on Campus
Hope for Haiti: Doing our Part
FIU will be holding a series of events on January 20 to remember the victims of the tragedy in Haiti and show the university community’s solidarity with the Haitian people. A list of times and locations can be found below. Please make sure to attend one or several of these important gatherings.
Schedule of Events:
10 a.m. – 11 p.m. – Opening Call for Unity (MMC)
- Graham Center Pit
10 a.m – Words of Support Wall (BBC)
- Panther Square
Noon – A Special Mass (MMC)
- GC 150
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Union Wednesday (MMC)
- Fountain Area, Outside of Graham Center
2 p.m. - A Vigil for Haiti (BBC)
- The Peace Pole (Between WUC and Marine Science Building)
2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Words of Encouragement Wall (Testimonials) (MMC)
- GC Pit Area
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Candlelight Vigil (MMC)
- PC Steps
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Saturday January 23, 4pm - 10pm
Sunday January 24, 2pm - 8pm
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
January 8, 2010
We are kicking off the New Year with some funk. Friday, January 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm the DWNTWN Miami Concert Series is presenting the Miami based band PALO! Their unique and infectious style, textured with exciting beats from the tropics and a touch of some serious jazz, will have the crowd dancing the night away at this free concert at Bayfront Park’s Tina Hills Pavilion.
The New York Post raves “Afro-Cuban Funk is Cuban music for the new generation. And the leader of the sound is the Miami based band PALO!”