On February 11, YCISS at York University held a panel on Haiti. “Haiti: The Mobilization of Aid, Public Discourses and Political Action within Canada” examined how the mobilization of aid is occurring through the media, diasporas, non-governmental organizations, the military – particularly the Canadian Forces – and other government institutions, and to what effect. The speakers included
* Manuel Rozental of the University of Toronto and a coordinator for the Canada-Colombia Solidarity Campaign;
* History Professor Melanie Newton of the University of Toronto;
* Professor Nalini Persram of York’s Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
The following is Manuel Rozental's talk from the YCISS panel.