French II Culture Project
“Their Eyes Were Watching God”
Henri Christophe – President of Haiti
“The Kingdom of This World”
Langton Hughes who translated the works of
Jacques Roumain
Katherine Dunham, famous Dancer and
The Louisiana Purchase
Measured 7.0 in Magnitude
The Earthquake was not a natural disaster but
a disaster of Engineering. Death and injury was
due to building collapse.
Early after the quake, there were stop gaps
symbolic of Haiti’s centralized Government.
After the earthquake, January 2010
A youth walks through the earthquake damaged Cathedral in Port-a Prince on
January 7, 2012.
People walk in front of the collapsed National Palace in Port-au-Prince, January
11, 2012.
A man walks by a tent city near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 10, 2012.
A demonstrator carrying a Haitian Flag, walks through the Champs de Mars
Camp across the street from the collapsed National Palace during a protest to
demand new housing, Wednesday, January 11, 2012.
School children walk past a makeshift tents at a temporary camp at Champ de
Mars in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, January 11, 2012.
A Voodoo Practitioner works under a building that was
damaged by the 2010 earthquake in downtown Port-au-Prince,
January 8, 2012.
Haiti President, Michel Martelly does a dance after announcing that, with the
help of Canada’s Government, nearly 20,000 people camped across the street
from the National Palace will be relocated to homes north of Port-au-Prince,
January 11, 2012
316,000 deaths, 300,000 injured, 1,000,000 made
$2.6 billion given for the Haitian Earthquake,
$360 million in unspent private aid funding
500,000 still under tarps and tents
Cholera outbreak started by the UN
Sex scandal
Food, water, gasoline, medical supplies,
sanitation and salaries basically the extent of
$12 billion coming from all donor nations.
No response by co-chair overseeing Haiti’s
reconstruction for requests of financial
Failed ties between humanitarian organizations
and the Haitian Government.
Permanent solutions that improves people lives
and livelihoods needed.
Lack of reconstruction and decentralization.
Haiti is energy poor, i.e. Kerosene and
charcoal are main energy sources.
Farmer, Paul (2011) “Haiti After the Earthquake”.
New York, NY: Public Affairs.
Aronin, Miriam (2011) “Earthquake in Haiti” North
Mankato, MN: Bearport Publishing Co.
Curnutte, Mark (2011) “A Promise in Haiti”.
Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.
Dubois, Laurent (2012) “Haiti: The
Aftershocks of Hstory” Henry Holt and
Company, LLC.

Haiti: After the Earthquake