Haitian Media Community Meeting

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Haitian Media Community Meeting

  1. 1. WELCOMEThe Haitian media in Chicago meeting with the community for “une veillée patriotique”01/24/2010<br />New Hope Haitian Church<br />729 West Howard StreetEvanston, IL 60202(847) 475-4655<br />
  2. 2. HAITI NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS<br />
  3. 3. ON TUESDAY JANUARY 12, 2010 A 7.0 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HIT HAITI AT 4:53 PM<br />
  4. 4. NO ONE EXPECTED IT<br />
  5. 5. NOT EVEN PRESIDENT RENE PREVAL WHO’S HOME HAS ALSO BEEN DESTROYED<br />
  6. 6. AND SO IS THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE <br />
  7. 7. THAT TUESDAY AFTERNOON OUR BEAUTIFUL HAITI TURNED INTO THIS IN ABOUT 37 SECONDS<br />
  8. 8. HAVING PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES<br />
  9. 9. SOME OF THEM WERE NOT SURE OR CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON<br />
  10. 10. AT THAT POINT THOSE WITH THE CHRISTIAN FAITH COULD ONLY PRAY<br />
  11. 11. NO QUESTION A PRAYER WOULD BE THE ANSWER<br />
  12. 12. WHY US WHY HAITI THIS MAN IS WONDERING<br />
  13. 13. SOME OF THEM COULDN’T EVEN STAND UP ON THEIR OWN<br />
  14. 14. OTHERS HAD TO BE PULLED OUT OF THE RUBBLE<br />
  15. 15. A REALITY BUT NOT A PRETTY PICTURE<br />
  16. 16. A POLICEMAN SCARED OR MAY BE FRUSTRATEDHIS FIRST TIME DEALING WITH A SITUATION AS SUCH<br />
  17. 17. A YOUNG GIRL IN DESPERATE NEED OF MEDICAL HELP<br />
  18. 18. A YOUNG BOY BADLY INJURED<br />
  19. 19. SURVIVED THE CATASTROPHE BUT SCARED AND CRYING FOR HELP<br />
  20. 20. ON THE STREETS WITHOUT A HOME TO GO TO<br />
  21. 21. NOW WHAT? SHE’S WONDERING<br />
  22. 22. THE HOUSE IS DOWN; CAN ONLY SIT ON THE DEBRIS<br />
  23. 23. FIRE ADDED TO THE MISERY<br />
  24. 24. LA CATHEDRALE DE PORT-AU-PRINCEONE THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS CHURCHES IN HAITI IS BURNED DOWN<br />
  25. 25. AND THE DAMAGE GOES ON<br />
  26. 26. AND ON<br />
  27. 27. AND ON<br />
  28. 28. AND ONAND ON<br />
  29. 29. NOW A BIGGER PROBLEMDEAD BODIES ON THE STREETS<br />
  30. 30. OF COURSE THE SMELL IS DISTURBING AND NOT HEALTHY EITHER<br />
  31. 31. THOSE WHO ARE NOT DEAD ARE SUFFERING WITH NO HOPE WHEN THEY WILL GET MEDICAL ASSISTANCEHELP PLEASE<br />
  32. 32. RESCUE TEAMS FROM THE U.S. AND ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE ANSWERED THE CALL<br />
  33. 33. ANOTHER PROBLEM NO INFRASTRUCTURE A DEAD AIRPORT WITH NO ELECTRICITYNO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL<br />
  34. 34. AT THIS POINT THE RESCUE TEAMS AREN’T TOO SURE HOW TO GET TO THOSE WHO REALLY NEED HELP OR ARE STILL TRAPPED UNDER THE RUBBLES<br />
  35. 35. AT LEAST WE ARE NOT ALONE<br />
  36. 36. STILL, DEAD BODIES WITH NO IDENTITY ARE BEING DUMPED EVERYWHERE <br />
  37. 37. A PICKUP TRUCK FULL OF PEOPLE SOME ARE INJURED <br />
  38. 38. KUDOS… A YOUNG MAN HELPING OUTAS A NATION WE MUST LEARN TO HELP EACH OTHER IN ALL SITUATIONS<br />
  39. 39. PORT-AU-PRINCE POLICE HEADQUARTERSSEEMS PRETTY QUIET THERE WHERE ARE THEY?<br />
  40. 40. A WOMAN IN MIAMI FL ON THE PHONE WONDERING ABOUT HER LOVED ONESBACK HOME IN HAITI<br />
  41. 41. THANK YOU TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE; WE ARE GRATEFUL<br />
  42. 42. THANK YOU ANDERSON COOPER AND CNN<br />
  43. 43. THANK YOU Dr. SANJAY GUPTA AND CNN<br />
  44. 44. THANK YOU TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION<br />
  45. 45. THANK YOU WYCLEF JEAN YOU ARE A TRUE HAITIAN<br />
  46. 46. TO ALL HAITIANS, REMEMBER THIS, EVEN AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY (NEG MARON) IS STILL STANDING – WE’RE NOT GIVING UP<br />
  47. 47. THE FOLLOWING ARE IMAGES OF WHAT HAITI “LA PERLE DES ANTILLES” USED TO BE, SO AS PROUD HAITIANS LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO BRING IT BACK<br />
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  70. 70. LET’S PROOVE TO THE WORLD THAT WE ARE A PROUD NATION WE ARE NOT GONNA STAY DOWN. LET’S REBUILD OUR COUNTRY<br />
  71. 71. THANK YOUTHANK YOURADIO MEN KONTRE - LA DIFFERENCE AND THE MEDIA ASSOCIATION IN CHICAGOAuthor: Jean-vil Joseph for media association Chicago<br />

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