Dear Colleagues and Friends,

California State University, Sacramento is organizing a forum on Haiti with a focus on “Helping Haiti Forward.” The objective of the forum is to educate the community in some depth, as well as look for ways to assist in rebuilding the new Haiti. A thought-provoking panel (Marjorie Florestal, Eric Boucicaut, Jacky Lumarke, Jowel Laguerre, and Jean-Pierre Bayard) will engage the audience on a variety of topics, including education, economic history, spirituality and technology within the Haiti context.

The 90-minute forum is scheduled for Monday, February 22 at 11am (Pacific time - 2pm East Coast and Haiti time) in the Hinde Auditorium located in the student union of the University. The forum will also be available online through our web conferencing system.

Please RSVP by emailing , if you plan to attend, and specify whether you will attend in person, or online. Online participants will receive instructions on how to join the event at a later date.

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Pierre Bayard, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Technology Initiatives
Director of Academic Technology and Creative Services
California State University, Sacramento


Don Taylor, PhD
Director of Academic Programs & Global Engagement
California State University, Sacramento

Thank you – We look forward to your active participation in the forum.