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From Gainesville With Love, a part of the Sister City Program, hosted Haitian visitors in a cultural exhibition that introduced locals to traditional Voodoo rituals through live mural paintings and music. The partnership between the two groups was formed to educate the two cities about each other by bringing artists and volunteers from Gainesville to Jacmel and Jacmel to Gainesville. Jacmel was once the capital of the french colonial empire, which is one of Haiti’s only tourist cities and has been called Haiti’s cultural capital.
About 150 runners raised about $4,000 on Saturday during the fourth annual Project Haiti 5K race at the University of Florida. The student-run, medical mission trip goes to Haiti to support international health care.
Since the earthquake, the New York Times estimates that nearly seven billion dollars has been given to Haiti from around the world. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding recently visited Haiti and reports on the growing push for sustainability within the small Caribbean country.
Faculty from the University of Florida C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory left Thursday morning to assist with the identification of bodies in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Director of the lab and Forensic Anthropologist, Michael Warren, says his […]