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On February 20, 2002, Noam Chomsky and Paul Farmer discussed "the uses of Haiti." Nancy Dorsinville, introducing the topic, remarked upon the difference between calling Haiti "the poorest nation" in the hemisphere and calling it the "most impoverished nation."

To celebrate Haitian Flag Day on May 18, we hosted a Haitian dinner and screened Waters of Sorrow, Jacques Cousteau's film about the environmental challenges faced by the people of Haiti.