Miami Haitians Dealing with Disaster

Thursday, February 04, 2010

The situation in Haiti has been front page news in the Miami area since the earthquake hit in mid-January. We find out how the Haitian community there is dealing with the disaster on a day-to-day basis. We look at how Haitians in South Florida are dealing with new temporary immigration policies.

Then we turn to artist Edwige Danticat, one of Miami’s most prominent Haitian-Americans.

WLRN host Alicia Zuckerman finds out how Haitians in South Florida are dealing with the temporary policy to provide protective status for Haitian immigrants.

Edwige Danticat tells us about the unique position that she holds as an artist in the midst of such a huge public disaster.

 

Watch a slideshow from a book of photos and essays about Haiti and Havana that Edwidge Danticat contributed to:

Iris Photo Collective, Photo: Carl Juste, Essay: Edwidge Danticat
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community (p. 6)
Iris Photo Collective, Photo: Carl Juste, Essay: Ana Menendez
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community (p. 7)
Iris Photo Collective, Photo: Carl Juste, Essay: Leonard Pitts Jr.
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community (p. 8)
Iris Photo Collective, Photo: Carl Juste, Essay: Leonard Pitts Jr.
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community (p. 9)
Iris Photo Collective, Photo: Marice Cohn Band, Essay: Amy Driscoll
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community (p. 12)
Iris Photo Collective, Photo: Marice Cohn Band, Essay: Amy Driscoll
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community (p. 13)
Iris Photo Collective, Photo: Charles Trainor Jr., Essay: Yves Colon
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community (p. 14)
Iris Photo Collective, Photo: Marice Cohn Band, Essay: Yves Colon
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community (p. 15)

Guests:

Edwidge Danticat and Alicia Zuckerman

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

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