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QC Scientist Maps Haiti’s Fault Lines; Brings Humanitarian Aid to the Devastated Region

March 31, 2010 | Posts

The efforts of Queens College professor Cecilia McHugh, who is helping to prepare an NSF-sponsored geophysical survey of Haiti continental waters following the catastrophic January 12 earthquake, have come to the attention of the White House.

Contemporary Haitian Playwrights: An Evening of Solidarity & Support

March 19, 2010 | Posts

The Graduate Center’s Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Ph.D. Program in French, and Henri Peyre French Institute have invited four playwrights to travel from Haiti to New York for readings of excerpts from their plays in new translations, to be followed by a discussion on how New Yorkers can support the rebuilding of Haiti’s theatre.

Haiti: The Earthquake and Beyond

March 8, 2010 | Posts

The cataclysmic earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12 is one of the biggest news events of the young century. The Graduate School of Journalism is sponsoring a panel discussion on Tuesday March 9, of distinguished journalists and writers who covered and are still covering the earthquake.

Haitian Refugees Encouraged to Attend Feb. 20 Free Immigration Clinic

February 18, 2010 | Posts

Haitian refugees are urged to attend a free Temporary Protected Status application clinic Saturday sponsored by The City University of New York, U.S. Representative Gregory W. Meeks, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Legal Aid Society and the Office of Temporary Protected Disability Assistance and the CUNY School for Professional Studies. The free event is set for Saturday, February 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m (doors closing at 4 p.m.) at York College’s Academic Core Atrium, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens.

Help for Haiti: Medgar Evers President And Students Taking Part in ‘New York City Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund’ Press Conference

February 10, 2010 | Posts

President Pollard has agreed to be the Co-Chair of the NYC Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund, a fund being established to support New York City’s Haitian community through legal, counseling, and educational services. It is supported by the Brooklyn Community Foundation (BCF). A release will be sent out from BCF later today, but we […]

Help for Haiti: Haitian Refugees Encouraged to Attend Free Immigration Clinic

February 5, 2010 | Posts

Haitian refugees are urged to attend a free Temporary Protected Status application clinic Saturday sponsored by The City University of New York, New York State Senator John L. Sampson, New York State Assemblyman Karim Camara, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Legal Aid Society and the Office of Temporary Protected Disability Assistance and the CUNY School for Professional Studies.

Help for Haiti: Fundraising, Protective Status Applications, Volunteer Opportunities

January 27, 2010 | Posts

LaGuardia Community College is deep into a fundraising drive, with proceeds to be evenly split between Yéle Haiti, a foundation founded by musical star Wyclef Jean, which has an ongoing operation in his native Haiti, and the Haitian-American Christian Consortium of Brooklyn, which runs an orphanage in Port-au-Prince. Wyclef Jean visited LaGuardia last year to accept $2,000 in donations for the foundation. For a 2-minute video about the drive, see the CUNY Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2Z0FDKt_fE

Help for Haiti: Racing, Fundraising, Counseling

January 25, 2010 | Posts

Here are some of the ways students and staff are reaching out to Haiti and the Haitian community in New York City.

Help for Haiti: Counseling, Fundraising, Food and Clothing Drives

January 20, 2010 | Posts

Counseling, fundraising, and food and clothing drives are among the activities reported today from the colleges of the City University of New York in support of earthquake-devastated Haiti. Here are some of the ways students and staff are reaching out to Haiti and the Haitian community in New York City.

Help for Haiti: Assistance for Haitians Seeking to Extend Stays in US

January 19, 2010 | Posts

The colleges of the City University of New York continue to provide funding and support for the Haiti relief effort, including a telethon, broadcasts on “Radio Soleil” and a special service for “Temporary Protective Status” in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.