Harvard University will host a memorial service for victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti and their loved ones on Thursday (Feb. 11) from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard.
The service will feature readings by representatives of Harvard’s Haitian community, along with Haitian music and remarks by people who have recently returned from the island nation or are working to support the Haitian community in the Boston area. Harvard President Drew Faust will address the gathering.
The Rev. Dorothy A. Austin, Sedgwick Associate Minister and chaplain to the University, and the Rev. Jonathan C. Page, Epps Fellow in the Memorial Church, will conduct the service. The organist will be Edward E. Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster.
More than 140 people who work at Harvard have been personally affected by the Jan. 12 quake. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the service to support their colleagues.