(This was the third year for the “Around the Nations” dinner where students from all of the winter and spring break outreach trips spoke on their respective experiences. This talk is from 2017 Haiti Outreach Trip participant Cate Perry). The decision to participate in the Haiti outreach trip was inherently backed by a desire for… more →
Following are some of the thoughts bouncing around my head as I prepare for my second summer in Haiti. Close to a year has passed since I left Mirebalais in July last summer, and a year has been spent in reflection and preparation for this summer. The days are slipping by and I feel, at… more →
The Cajun Supper held at Otey Parish on March 4th by the Monteagle Sewanee Rotary Club raised $2500 for the University’s Haiti Institute in Sewanee (HIS). This represents the third year of this partnership whereby HSI earmarks these funds to assist farmers in the Bois Jolis Zone in the Central Plateau of Haiti. “We have… more →
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/world/americas/rene-preval-dead-president-of-haiti.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share Mr. Préval was the first — and so far only — Haitian president to be elected, serve out his term and hand over power to an elected successor.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/opinion/an-english-sheep-farmers-view-of-rural-america.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share As long as society sees farming only as a business and food as just a commodity, we’re all headed for ruin.
By Peter Davis We passed a hearse bedecked with fake flowers as we began our climb up Morne Michel. Heels and ties and tuxes walk down the stones and mud to gather by the hearse at the gate of the dam. The brown soup that skirts the lakeshore contrasts with the red flowers of Delonix regia.… more →
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