Haitian Women of Miami’s Marleine Bastien

I Want to Wake Up With My Heart Singing

Marleine Bastien is the founder and executive director of Fanm Ayisyen Nam Miyami/Haitian Women of Miami. Before participating in a panel on what immigration reform might mean for Miami, she took questions on beauty, childhood mischief, and her morning routine in the Zócalo green room.

The Giving Back Fund’s Marc Pollick

A Small-Town Guy Stuck in the Big City

Marc Pollick is the president and founder of The Giving Back Fund, which manages foundations for a number of celebrities. Before participating in a panel on whether celebrities help Haiti, …

Black Studies Scholar Claudine Michel

Why I’d Make an Excellent Cat

Claudine Michel is professor of black studies at UC Santa Barbara who was born and raised in Haiti. Before participating in a panel on how much good celebrity aid does …

Writer Amy Wilentz

In Search of the Perfect Cello Bow (At the Right Price)

Writer Amy Wilentz is the author most recently of Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti, and is a professor in the literary journalism program at UC Irvine. Before moderating …

Generosity Water’s Jordan Wagner

It’s Easy Being Me

Jordan Wagner is the founder and executive director of Generosity Water, a nonprofit that drills wells in Haiti and around the developing world. He is also producer of the documentary …

Are We All Wyclef Jean?

So Many Would-Be Helpers Of Haiti Still Manage To Get It Wrong—Especially If They’re Famous

Since the January 2010 earthquake, Hollywood celebrities, like so many Americans, have given their money and loaned their faces and voices to Haiti. But are they helping the country—or are …