Voices of Haitian Americans

New America Media Posted: Feb 08, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FEBRUARY 9, 2010

NEW AMERICA MEDIA RELEASES NEW POLL OF HAITIAN AMERICAN VIEWS ON EARTHQUAKE AND RECOVERY
NAM Poll Discloses Haitian Americans’ Concerns About Haiti’s Capability to Lead Recovery; Many Are Willing to Return Home to Help Rebuild

WHO:

• Gary Pierre Pierre, Executive Editor, Haitian Times (New York)

• Gepsie M. Metellus, Executive Director, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center (on the role of Haitian women in the recovery efforts and in the diaspora)

• Ricot Dupuy, Station Manager, Radio Soleil (New York)

• Sandy Close, Executive Director, New America Media

• Fernand Amandi, Vice President, Bendixen & Amandi polling firm


WHAT:
Join New York’s leading Haitian ethnic media and advocacy organizations for a discussion of a new poll by New America Media examining Haitian American views on the response to the earthquake. The poll looks at concern over how international aid funds will be managed; the future of Haiti as a self-governing state; and the extent of loss of life among friends and relatives. Among the poll’s findings: 78 percent of Haitian adults in the U.S. have contributed an average of $75 to help earthquake victims; 62 percent said they are willing to adopt or foster a Haitian child orphaned by the earthquake. Full poll results can be found at: www.newamericamedia.org

WHEN:
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2010

WHERE:
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

MEDIA CONTACT:
To RSVP, schedule broadcast or print interviews, please contact Alexandra Moe at New America Media, at 202-615-6145. Or at amoe@newamericamedia.org



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