“We Will Survive”

February 3, 2010 | Brooklyn College, Newsmakers

Port-au-Prince native Régine Latortue, who described the Jan. 12 earthquake in her homeland as a “death of a nation,” is among the leaders of the Brooklyn College community leading the relief effort. A professor of comparative black literature and Haitian studies for more than 30 years, Prof. Latortue has served as an adviser to the college’s Office of Student Affairs and Haitian-American Student Association, in a joint effort to raise funds and other means of support for Haiti. In an interview at her Flatbush home, she discussed the fundraising effort and her faith in the spirit of the Haitian people. “It’s going to be very hard, but we’re strong and resilient people,” she said. “I’m very confident that we will survive this as well.”
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