While the troubles of Haiti since the earthquake three months ago have largely fallen off the world’s radar screen, some people and TV programs are keeping the attention where it should be. “Artists Support Haiti” is a benefit auction at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables (Miami), Florida. It is set for April 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a $10 donation is suggested. What visitors will find is wonderful Haitian art and American art, live music, food and beverages. All proceeds benefit the University of Miami Global Institute/Project Medishare, which has been working to help the people of Haiti with medical, educational agricultural needs. Physicians and other health care professionals affiliated with this project have been in Haiti since the earthquake treating the injured and working to build permanent medical facilities there.
The popular American TV show “Dancing with the Stars” featured dancers from Haiti in a tribute to what devastation took place there on January 12. Good for the show’s producers to make people once again mindful of this wonderful country and remarkable creative talent.