Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Presentation on Haiti

The Commission on Peace and Justice of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany is sponsoring a presentation on Post-Disaster Community Development in Haiti on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center, 40 N. Main Avenue in Albany (between Western & Washington Avenues).

Christophe Rodrigue and Josue Andre of Haiti will be joined by Loretta Pyles, PhD (Univ. at Albany, SUNY).

The majority of Haitians are peasant farmers who receive none of the government services that we take for granted: no water, sanitation, electricity, roads or schools.

Those whose families cannot survive by farming alone migrate to the cities in search of jobs. One reason so many Haitians died in the January 12th earthquake was the overcrowding in Port-au-Prince.

Come, be inspired as two community organizers and an American colleague describe their work in Haiti’s rural regions to empower the population and improve their communities.