Wednesday, October 7
Complimentary Event ~ Open to the Public
Jonathan M. Katz
Book signing and sales of products made in Haiti and Uganda
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Jonathan M. Katz Author
Jonathan 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."