Haiti Exhibit and Programs


RECONSTRUCTING HAITI: Current Conditions, Lessons Learned and the Future Speaker Series

Fragments: Haiti Four Years after the Earthquake opened on January 24, 2014.  Based on the activist anthropology of Professor Mark Schuller, this powerful exhibit explores the lives and living conditions of Haitians today.  The NIU Anthropology Museum developed a program series to coincide with this exhibit entitled, Reconstructing Haiti: Current Conditions, Lessons Learned and the Future. The program series hosted speakers, films and performances each month both on NIU’s main campus and in Chicago. Podcasts from these events are available below.



  • February 25, 2014 , 1:30 pm - NIU Center for Black Studies   
    • [podcast part 1] [podcast part 2]
    • Housing and Human Rights in Haiti Forum featuring a talk by Haitian human rights lawyer, Patrice Florvilus and NIU Professor of Law, Elvia R. Arriola. 
  • March 5, 2014 , 12:00 pm  - NIU Center for Black Studies         
    • [podcast]
    • MOZAYIK film screening with a talk by human rights advocate and coordinator for Another Haiti is Possible Alexis Erkert, Photojournalist Ben Depp and writer Ayinde Jean-Baptiste
  • April 22, 2014, 12:00pm - NIU Holmes Student Center, Main Floor, Regency Room
    • [podcast] [question and answer] [video of talk]
    • Combatting Sexual Violence in Haiti: Lessons From the Field with Malya Villard-Appollon, 2012 CNN Hero of the Year and co-founder of KOFAVIV in Haiti, an organization that supports survivors of sexual assault.
  • May 6, 2014 - Celebrating Creativity and Activism in Haiti featuring Haitian artist, Hérold Alvares and Activist Jackson Doliscar