University of Rochester

EVENT: Lunch discussion about recent events in Haiti and the ouster of its president Jean-Bertrand Aristide

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: Noon Wednesday, March 17, in room 302 of Morey Hall on the University of Rochester’s River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public; lunch will be provided.

March 12, 2004

Cilas Kemedjio, associate professor of French and curriculum director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies at the University of Rochester, will lead a discussion about recent events in Haiti at noon Wednesday, March 17, in room 302 of Morey Hall on the University’s River Campus.

The discussion will attempt to explore and understand the significance of last month’s exile of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the upheaval on the island nation “in a broader context of the regime change policies” in Haiti, said Kemedjio. The program is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Kemedjio, whose fields of research include Francophone African and Caribbean literatures, French theory, the 20th-century French novel, and cultural studies, organized the event for faculty and undergraduates to voice opinions, discuss Haiti’s struggles, and talk about the role of colonial powers.

The program is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies. For more information, contact (585) 275-7235.




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