Local Universities support Haiti

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The University of Miami will stage two events on Wednesday, January 20 related to the recent tragedy in Haiti.

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 umclas@miami.edu.

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

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