Aftermath: a collapsed building caused by the 2010 Haiti Earthquake; Courtesy of Trocaire from Ireland

On January 12, 2010, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti for a long 37 seconds, killing hundreds of thousands of people and leaving more than a million homeless. To mark the tenth anniversary of this catastrophic disaster and to demonstrate solidarity with our neighbor country, we want to reflect on the key lessons learned from that disaster. Joining us is Dr. Joe Barbera, Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (Crisis & Emergency Management) at the George Washington University, and internationally known expert in disaster response.

Join SW Strong! ~ the SW Emergency Preparedness Task Force (part of SWNA) on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 7–8:15 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 222 M St. SW, Washington, DC. Our vision and mission is to build a disaster-resilient SW DC through community talks, networking, and preparedness activities. To find out more, please contact or

Light refreshments provided at no cost.

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