Haiti Awareness Event – Cholera Epidemic
July 11, 2012
Join Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) Director Brian Concannon and IJDH Staff Attorney Nicole Phillips in D.C. for a panel discussion and film screening about the cholera epidemic in Haiti. The panel discussion will be followed by a screening of the Tribeca Film Festival award-winning short documentary, Baseball in the Time of Cholera, which follows the story of a Haitian little league pitcher forced to grow up too quickly because of cholera. Watch the official trailer at www.baseballinthetimeofcholera.com.
You’re invited to join experts for a discussion on the UN’s responsibility for the Haiti cholera outbreak, with analysis of the evidence linking the UN to the outbreak, and an overview of the legal response being pursued by the victims’ attorneys. Panelists include:
- Ruth Wedgewood, SAIS Professor of International Law and Diplomacy
- Brian Concannon, Jr.,Esq., IJDH Director
- Jonathan Katz, former Associated Press correspondent and author of an forthcoming book on cholera in Haiti
Where: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
When: Wednesday, July 18th. Panel discussion at 4:30 pm, film screening at 5:30 pm.