It's been three years since the 7.0 Haiti earthquake killed 300,000 and made more than a million homeless, and even though the ongoing crisis in this violently poor country has slipped from the headlines, many great minds still seek to make a difference there. “Hammer Forum: Helping Haiti” shows that there is still, in fact, hope — and help. Tonight's meeting of the humanistic minds includes the last-minute addition of Mario Joseph, whom The New York Times called Haiti's most respected human rights lawyer: He has both prosecuted genocidal maniacs and defended jailed political prisoners. Also on the panel is critically acclaimed author Amy Wilentz, whose latest book is Farewell Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti, and Haitian-born Henri Ford, the chief of surgery at Children's Hospital L.A. He returned to Haiti to lend his medical acumen to the victims of the quake. But while there are great minds at work on this problem, that doesn't mean that you should just think that someone else will take care of it. Hear them talk, and learn how to help. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Wstwd; Wed., March 13, 7:30 p.m., free. (310) 443-7000,

Wed., March 13, 7:30 p.m., 2013

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