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Wednesday, October 7
Complimentary Event ~ Open to the Public

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Work Dignity: First Year Seminar Project
Sales for Products Made in Haiti and Uganda
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marion Center; Alumni Lounge

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Goppert Lobby

See below for sample products.


Panel Discussion
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Goppert Theatre
Joe Knittig, CEO
The Global Orphan Project
Grace McGowan, student volunteer
Nancy Jochens, Founding Board Member
Homes from the Heart, Overland Park
Jochens Law Firm

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Goppert Lobby

5:30 pm
Jonathan M. Katz
Goppert Theatre

Book signing and sales of products made in Haiti and Uganda
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Goppert Lobby

Haitian Products

Featured Speaker:
Jonathan M. Katz Author

The Big Truck That Went ByJonathan M. Katz was the only full-time American correspondent in Haiti when on January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred at 4:45pm local time. Although his desk was buried in rubble, he borrowed a Blackberry on the street to do some first and exclusive reporting. Katz stayed in Haiti to report on the rebuilding process then discovered issues with the delivery of foreign aid, specifically from the U.S. He reported that UN peacekeepers were likely the cause of a cholera epidemic, killing more than 10,000 people. The United Nations has yet to accept responsibility for the outbreak.

Katz won the 2010 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism, was a National Headliners Award winner, and finalist recognition by the Livingston Award and Michael Kelly Award for the "fearless pursuit and expression of truth."

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