Flag Week 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 to Thursday, May 21, 2009


WEDNESDAY May 20, 2009 5:30-7:00 pm Lecture
Psychology Bldg. Room 1924
Links Between Haitian Vodou & Santeria
Dr. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith is a professor of Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is an houngan, or Vodou priest.   

THURSDAY, May 21, 2009
Haiti: False Starts, New Beginnings
All events and screenings at the MultiCultural Center Theater

9:15 Opening RemarksClaudine Michel

9:30-11:15 Panel
Chair—Christopher McAuley
Tatiana Wah—Haiti's Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Framework: Implications for Implementation
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith—Haiti: Beyond Revolution
Carolle Charles—Haitian Women Political and Economic claims on State and Society 1984-2007

11:15- 12 Discussion

1:00 pm FILM: The Road to Fondwa

2:00-4:00 Panel
Chair—Roberto Strongman
Discussants: Nadège Clitandre, Jeb Sprague, Nicolas Pascal

6:00 pm FILM: Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy (link to official site and trailer)
Screening followed by panel discussion with filmmaker Renèe bergan and Haitian scholars.