The American public’s intrigue over zombies and the living dead have led to the creation of a multibillion-dollar market through video games, television shows, movie franchises, and novels since “zombies” first entered our collective conscience in the 1930’s, following the U.S. occupation of Haiti from 1915-135, and the 1929 publication of William Seabrook’s title, The Magic Island. … More A real “zonbi” story for you this Halloween
“It is better to do a good small thing many times over than to wait your whole life for the best big thing that may never come.” What happens when your work abroad was incredible and life-changing, and allowed you deep multi-national friendships that you know you’ll keep for life, and affirmed your commitment to your organization…and was … More All we can do…
October 17th is Dessalines Day in Haiti. On Saturday, people will take to the streets in cities like Port au Prince and New York to participate in parades that commemorate the death of a man remembered for the pivotal role he played in the Haitian Revolution. Jean-Jacques Dessalines was born into slavery sometime in the … More Why Haitians Celebrate Jean-Jacques Dessalines on October 17th
Before Columbus’ arrival, Haiti had been known by a few names: “Ayiti” by the native population, “Quisqueya” to the people on surrounding islands, and “Bohio” as well. “Ayiti” comes from the Taíno, meaning “Flower of high land” which is more commonly translated as “Mountainous land”. Within a matter of decades following Christopher Columbus’ 1492 landing … More How Haiti Got its Name – A reminder this Columbus Day
Building off of the question Morgan asked – Where does my time matter? My experiences in Haiti have inspired me to take a closer look at my role in my own community here at home. Many of the problems I saw overseas, and that overwhelming sense that you’ll never be able to remedy all of the … More How Traveling to Haiti Helped Me See What Needs to Be Done at Home.