Archive: An n’ Pale with journalist & author Jonathan M. Katz


Photo Credit: Michèle Voltaire Marcelin

On April 4 at FiveMyles Gallery, moderator Jocelyn McCalla prefaced the conversation by insisting to the audience that they ask tough questions. In the true spirit of An n’ Pale, the audience prepared for a discussion that would bring up a lot of hot button issues that confront Haitians. The night’s discussion with AP journalist & author Jonathan M. Katz focused around his new book The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster. The book juggles a chronicle of the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake and a critique of foreign aid in Haiti’s reconstruction efforts. Katz described the context of Haiti in the journalistic world climate, his experience during and post-earthquake, and responded to how the “voice” of aid groups often drowns out the actual needs of the people.

-Kassandra Khalil, HCX Program Coordinator

An n’ Pale |Café Conversation with Katz took place on April, 4th, 2013 at FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn. 

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