Tuesday, May 15, 2012 to Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Every year, in commemoration of Haiti Flag Day (May 16), the Center for Black Studies holds a week-long event that celebrates and explores the culture and history of Haiti. This year's events examine the impact of the earthquake that devastated Haiti two years ago. Speakers include UCSB Global Studies Professor Nadège T. Clitandre, UCSB Black Studies Professor Claudine Michel, CUNY, York College Mark Schuller, and representatives from Direct International, Brett Williams & Andrew MacCalla. The Center will also be screening the documentary film When the Drum Beats (dir. Whitney Dow), an examination of Septentrional, the longest functioning orchestra in Haiti.
For more information on events, please call the center at 805.893.3914.