SOC Spring Speaker Series: ‘Haiti’s Peanut Butter Miracle’ April 28

| April 14, 2011

From Susan Napoleon, coordinator, School of Communications:

The School of Communications invites you to hear Frank Popper, SOC advisory board member, and colleague Lori Dowd speak as part of the School of Communications Spring Speaker Series.

Topic: “Shaking The World: Haiti’s Peanut Butter Miracle”
Date/Time: Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Winifred Moore Auditorium
Admission: Free and open to the public

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear these award-winning communicators tell a story encompassing social, global and economic issues. Popper and Dowd will show footage from their documentary-in-progress and discuss the story of life and death, rescue and development and the business of doing good.

Film synopsis: American pediatrician Dr. Patricia Wolff runs a factory in Haiti that produces lifesaving peanut butter-based food. Her group employs Haitians as an economic development strategy. But two days after the earthquake of 2010 shook the Haitian country, Wolff’s Haitian manager calls a strike. He’s dying of kidney disease and has chosen this moment to assert control. The locals rally to him. The devoted but tenacious Wolff is outnumbered.  Five years of work may dissolve in days.

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