‘Operation Haiti Awareness’ tonight at Capstone
University of South Carolina assistant professor Dr. David Simmons will share his research and outreach experiences in Haiti with the Carolina community at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Capstone’s Campus Room.
The program, “Operation Haiti Awareness: Beyond the Earthquake that Shook Us All,” is free. Simmons will discuss Haiti’s history and culture, his experiences in Haiti and work with the humanitarian organization Partners in Health and the impact of the recent earthquake. The program will include a screening of a short film about the earthquake, small group discussion activities and information on ways to continue to help Haiti.
A medical anthropologist, Simmons has a joint appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences’ department of anthropology and the Arnold School of Public Health’s department of health promotion, education and behavior. His research focuses on the relationship between human-rights abuses and health outcomes for Haitian agricultural workers, or braceros, in the Dominican Republic.
Simmons, who joined the university’s faculty in 2005, won a Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2009.
The program is sponsored by the university’s Community Service Programs. For more information, call 803-777-7130.