Culture

Remarkable New Documentary on Ecological Restoration and Permaculture in Haiti

Posted by on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm

“One Day, Everything Will Be Free” is the title of a remarkable new feature-length documentary on an ecological restoration and permaculture community in Haiti. The film is still in final editing, but you can see an inspiring preview and get more information at onedayeverythingwillbefree.com. The movie explores the challenges, motivations, and broader implications of Sadhana Forest […]

3rd Annual Haiti Track at Movement Day 2012 NYC September 27th-28th

Posted by on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

3rd Annual Haiti Track at Movement Day 2012 ~ TWO DAY TRACK “Redeveloping Haiti: Partnering for Strategic Impact” Hilton NY Hotel Thursday, September 27th 12:45pm-3:45pm and Friday, September 28th 8:00am-4:00pm We recently received the following very special letter from our friend Marie-Yolaine Eusebe from Community2Community:

Haiti’s History Revisited

Posted by on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Haiti’s Tragic History By ADAM HOCHSCHILD Published: December 29, 2011 For the better part of two centuries, outsiders have been offering explanations that range from racist to learned-sounding — the supposed inferiority of blacks, the heritage of slavery, overpopulation — for why Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. None of these work: […]

Haiti Rejuvenate Symposium to be Rescheduled

Posted by on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm

The Haiti Rejuvenate Symposium that was to be held Thursday, January 12, 2012, at Essex County College in Newark, NJ, has been postponed until June of 2012. For more information, see http://HaitiRejuvenate.org. Here’s the original program:

Haiti Today: The Sustainable Leadership Challenge

Posted by on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 6:40 am

Opportunities and challenges in the sustainable redevelopment of Haiti: Can we imagine an alternative future for “the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere”? Haiti is perhaps the most powerful example of a society suffering from a deficit of triple-bottom line outcomes-ecologically, economically, and socially, though it continues to have a strong culture and an indomitable […]

Day Three: A New Life

Posted by on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6:14 am

[Some of this is reconstructed from handwritten notes and from memory. Beginning with Day 3, I had trouble keeping up with the stream of events, and fell asleep before I was able to get it all recorded; and at the end of the fourth day the charging mechanism in my MacBook failed, taking with it […]

Day Two in Haiti

Posted by on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 10:21 am

Our second day in Haiti was filled with more surprises, more insights, and several further misadventures. Our night sleeping in tents at the GRU property proved to be more difficult than any of us imagined, between the high heat and humidity, the hard ground, and the mosquitoes who somehow got past the tent’s barriers to […]

Beyond Lingering Problems in Haiti, Progress and Vision Spark Hope

Posted by on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm

National Conference to Feature Sustainable Haiti Coalition: Sustainable Haiti Conference, April 4-6, Miami Convention Center Basking Ridge, NJ, March 4, 2011 – In the face of cholera outbreaks, political turmoil and faltering development efforts in Haiti, can individuals in America impact the long-term prospects for Haitians? Tamara Apollon, president of Mon Pays Mon Cuisine (i.e. […]

Coalition Seeking to Play Wider Role

Posted by on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 12:34 am

It’s apparent, in the light of the last ten months, that things have not gone well with the relief effort in Haiti. More than a million people remain in tent cities; most of Port-au-Prince remains in ruins, with much of the rubble untouched; the displacement of as many as a million other people has also […]

Haiti’s Emerging Cultural Economy

Posted by on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Kylti is a new Diaspora-led organization with a mission to sustain and advance Haitian arts and culture. At the Haiti Cultural Economy Forum in Washington, DC this past weekend, founder Marcel Wah and several other outstanding speakers laid out a vision of “remaking the landscape, retaining the spirit” as a strategy for the rebirth of […]