Hooks Book Events announced today a public discussion and book signing event with Dr. Paul Farmer, author of the new book, “Haiti After the Earthquake,” a riveting account of the recovery efforts following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Venue partner, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, will host the event from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on September 12, 2011 at the Amphitheater. Tickets are available at http://hooksbookevents-paulfarmer.eventbrite.com/
Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., is Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and co-founder of Partners In Health. He also serves as UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti, under Special Envoy Bill Clinton. Farmer and his colleagues have pioneered novel, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings.
On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake laid waste to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Within three days, Farmer arrived in the Haitian capital, along with a team of volunteers, to lend his services to the injured. In the book’s vivid narrative, Farmer describes the incredible suffering — and resilience — that he encountered in Haiti. Having worked in the country for nearly thirty years, he skillfully explores the social issues that made Haiti so vulnerable to the earthquake — the very issues that make it an "unnatural disaster.” “Haiti After the Earthquake,” will both inform and inspire readers to stand with the Haitian people against the profound economic and social injustices that formed the fault line for this disaster.
A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Partners In Health, the non-profit organization that provides a preferential option for the poor in health care. Additional copies of “Haiti After the Earthquake,” will be available for purchase. Dr. Farmer will be signing books at the event.
About Partners In Health
PIH is an international medical organization committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH challenges the standards of what’s acceptable – and raises the standards of what’s possible – in some of the world’s poorest communities through a model of research, service and training. We work with local and international partners to increase life expectancies by providing people access to modern medicine, strengthening public health systems, and addressing the root social and economic causes of poor health and disease: lack of access to clean water, healthy food, stable housing, education and economic opportunity. PIH works in 12 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.pih.org.
About The Ronal Reagan Building and International Trade Center
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is the largest building (3.1 million square feet) in Washington, DC, and is owned by the U.S. General Services Administration. As the first and only federal building dedicated to both government and private use, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center has been mandated by Congress to bring together the country’s best public and private resources to create a national forum for the advancement of trade. In addition, the building houses a premier conference and event center, executive office space, ample meeting and event facilities, dining opportunities and coordinates entertainment and programming. For more information, visit www.itcdc.com.
About Hooks Book Events
Hooks Book Events, a minority women-owned business based in Washington, DC, infuses innovative thinking into organizations through interactive book and author programs. We provide enriching professional development and client events for corporations, U.S. government agencies, and non-profit associations. Engage your employees and constituents by bringing our authors to your office — thought leaders and New York Times bestselling writers who have penned books about current events and trends such as work/life balance, leadership, economics, coaching, management, and more. Hooks Book Events also specializes in producing large-scale public events with renowned non-fiction authors. For more information, visit www.hooksbookevents.com.