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Congresswoman Wilson and Senator Nelson to Host Panel Discussion on Progress in Haiti on Friday, January 13 in Miami

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) announced today that she and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will be hosting a panel discussion on the progress in Haiti in the two years following the earthquake that devastated the island nation on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm at the Miami Edison Middle School.

Joining them will be U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Ken Merten, U.S. State Department Haiti Special Coordinator Tom Adams, and USAID’s Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Ambassador Liliana Ayalde.

In addition to these distinguished speakers, the event will include Pastor Eddy Gervais of the Faith Community Center, the Miami Edison Senior High School Band, participants in Congresswoman Wilson’s “5000 Role Models of Excellence” project, singers Farah Juste (Haitian national anthem) and Rochelle Lightfoot (U.S. national anthem), and a photo and story exhibit titled “Ayiti Leve Kanpe” (“Haiti Will Rise”).


What:              Panel Discussion on Progress in Haiti

Date:               Friday, January 13, 2012

Time:               4:00 pm

Location:         Miami Edison Middle School Auditorium

                     6101 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL  33127-1211




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