From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.
By USIP Staff
The first class of students benefitting from a unique partnership between Future Generations Graduate School and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) graduated at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on October 11, a milestone in USIP’s efforts to expand peacebuilding…Continue
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Interview by Beverly Bell, Other Worlds
Jose Luis Patrola is a history professor, farmer, and member of the Brazilian land reform group, the Rural Landless Workers’ Movement, or MST. He lived in Haiti for three years as part of the Dessalines Brigade, an exchange of…Continue
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By Beverly Bell, Other Worlds
The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the food system. As a US-based alliance of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and food producer groups, the USFSA upholds the right to food as a basic human right and works to connect US struggles to the international movement for food sovereignty.
Next week, the USFSA is awarding…
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from a speech by João Pedro Stédile,
Co-coordinator of the Landless Workers Movement of Brazil
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On Friday, May 24th, the staff of BlazeSports America will be welcoming 18 Haitian’s to America as they arrive to participate in the annual BlazeCamp in Warm Springs, Georgia as part of the Department of State – Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs – Sport Diplomacy program. The group of Haitians includes 12 youth with varying disabilities as well six leaders that have gone through previous leadership trainings with BlazeSports funded by USAID and UN Office of Sport for Development…Continue
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A blog comes in handy at times, like when Nora Schenkel's piece in the New York Times yesterday was not open for comments. "I Came to Haiti to Do Good..." is one of those pieces that elicits mixed feelings for me as I just came from Haiti just last week.…Continue
“Haiti is freedom” was my friend Sabina’s answer, when I asked her why she loves it there. We were walking under palm trees, returning from a festival organized by a youth center in the coastal city of Jacmel.
Sabina, originally from New Jersey, now lives in Haiti working on an initiative to identify successes in locally-driven…
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Hello dear friends! I am the founder of a non profit organization called INART in Florida State! I am currently studying a masters degree in the European Graduate School on Expressive Arts, Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. I started this adventure one year and a half ago and on december 20th, 2012 we finally got our tax excempt status.
Nevertheless we are in search of our treasurer! It s not a paid job, it is ad honorem participation to build a great organization that will…Continue
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By Beverly Bell
March 8, 2013
On this International Women's Day, we rerun a 2005 piece on one of our greatest heroines, Marie Simone Alexandre. Though she died eight years ago, her life and message remain as powerful and inspirational today as any we know.
"It was thanks to God and Sister Simone." I heard this over and over in the mid-1990s as I was interviewing rape survivors in one of Port-au-Prince's…
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By Beverly Bell
March 5, 2013
Three years after the deadly earthquake in Haiti, what has become of the commitments made on Red Cross billboards, the promises from telethon hosts, the…Continue
Today, the Haitian Collective to Defend the Right to Housing commemorates the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Titanyen, the site of the earthquake's mass…Continue
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On the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the…Continue
Housing activist Reyneld Sanon is beginning a tour to key cities in the United States. The tour will raise awareness about Under Tents, the international campaign for housing rights in Haiti. The campaign is a joint initiative of Haitian grassroots groups and more than 30 international organizations that are demanding a solution for Haiti’s homeless.
The January 2010 earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless. In its wake, survivors…Continue
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Lolis Eric Elie
Interviewed by Beverly Bell
August 28, 2012
Tomorrow, seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina dodged New Orleans, the city will be venturing out to assess Hurricane Isaac’s overnight imprint on its neighborhoods. At the same time, it mourns the ongoing effects of the major flood that has left many parts of the city – especially low-income, African-American parts – devastated.…Continue
Dominican Republic/United States
“To those feminists who struggle for a voice and power in the developed world, perhaps you may find liberation in experiencing the power these women inherently possess.”
Imagine your home to be an 8 x 8 tin shack, shared with 6 people, with no windows or light. Imagine the…Continue
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Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has opened a new emergency health referral centre in Haiti, which will celebrate its official launch on Wednesday in conjunction with Haiti’s health ministry.
The move is part of a much-needed campaign to improve conditions in a country where the vast majority…Continue
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