Do you remember the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010? The 7.0 magnitude earthquake crippled Haiti by killing hundreds of thousands of people and destroying homes, buildings, and the vital infrastructure the country needed in order to respond to the distaster. Humanitarian organizations around the world helped raise funds to support disaster response and recovery in Haiti, including the Canadian Red Cross. Now, nearly 5 years after the earthquake, Haiti continues to rebuilt and repair the damage done on January 12, 2010.
To celebrate the progress made in Haiti over the past 5 years, I am co-hosting Haiti five years on: An Fòm!
“Haiti five years on: An Fòm!” is a photo exhibition which showcases the progress made in Haiti since the earthquake in 2010. Fittingly, ‘An Fòm‘ is a Haitian Creole expression that means doing well, which is a phrase we think accurately describes the progress made in Haiti thanks to the generous donations made by Canadians through the Canadian Red Cross.
Haiti five years on: An Fòm! features images taken by Toronto photographer Johan Hallberg-Campbell which showcase the families and communities that have been affected by the earthquake and a short presentation will explain the current conditions in Haiti. Haitian food will also be served.
On January 7, 2015, join myself and fellow Canadian Red Cross Digital Ambassadors, Ann Douglas and Christine Pantazis, at Bloom Restaurant in Toronto between 6:30-8:30pm for #Haiti5yrs. Admission is free, but pre-registration via Eventbrite is required!