Time: February 3, 2010 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Lucy Florence Cultural Center/Leimert Park
Street: 3351 W. 43rd Street
City/Town: Los Angeles / Leimert Park
Event Type: panel, discussion, /, forum
Organized By: Thandisizwe Chimurenga/Ida B. Wells Institute
Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2010
A panel discussion on both the current and historic portrayal of Haiti in the news media.
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake in the capital of Port-Au-Prince on Jan. 12 has left thousands dead and homeless and the infrastructure destroyed, yet much of the mainstream press coverage has tended to blame the Haitian people for their current predicament, from correspondents calling starving survivors "looters" to a prominent U.S. religious figure declaring that the country had made a "pact with the Devil."
Erin Aubry Kaplan, journalist and former columnist with the L.A. Times, Joanne Griffith, freelance journalist and former correspondent with the BBC will be among the featured panelists. A donation of $5 will be requested at the door to go towards Haitian relief efforts.