Remembering and Rebuilding: Typhoon Haiyan, One Year Later
A Panel Discussion on Haiyan Recovery Efforts – Simulcast on Google Hangouts – Featuring:
- Hon. Mario De Leon, Philippine Consul General to New York
- Dr. Julieta Gabiola, Stanford School of Medicine
- Shirley Domingo, New York Area Coordinator of Gawad Kalinga USA
- Rachel Kelly Davis, Culture Curator, Homegrown Philippines (Moderator)
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern
Join us in person at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP (800 Third Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY) or remotely through Google Hangouts!
On November 13, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan – the strongest typhoon ever recorded – made landfall in the Philippines, killing over 6,000 people and affecting over 11 million. Haiyan particularly devastated Samar and Leyte, two of the poorest islands in the archipelago, and leveled towns and cities throughout. The devastation drew international media attention, and countries, organizations, and individuals all over the world volunteered their time, talent, and treasure to assist the Philippines in rebuilding.
One year after the storm, however, recovery efforts continue, and much work remains to be done. Join us for a special panel discussion with speakers representing the Philippine government and nongovernmental organizations. We’ll be discussing the current state of recovery efforts and what folks around the world can do to help. You can join us live in New York or participate remotely via Google Hangouts.
Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/1ACGKrH no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, October 2, 2014. (Please note that in-person seating is limited. We will e-mail you shortly after October 2 to confirm that you can join us in person.)