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Reflections on Haiti 2010 Trip

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These are a few reflections and images from my trip to Haiti. You can click on some of the links at on the last slide and get more info, pictures and reflections.

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Reflections on Haiti 2010 Trip

  1. 1. Haiti 2010 Presbyterian Church (USA) Delegation to Haiti April 12-18, 2010
  2. 2. Today’s journey
  3. 3. Today’s journey ✤ Introductions
  4. 4. Today’s journey ✤ Introductions ✤ The Catastrophe | effects of the earthquake
  5. 5. Today’s journey ✤ Introductions ✤ The Catastrophe | effects of the earthquake ✤ The Complexities | impact of US and church policies
  6. 6. Today’s journey ✤ Introductions ✤ The Catastrophe | effects of the earthquake ✤ The Complexities | impact of US and church policies ✤ The Communities | efforts of farmers, church, partners
  7. 7. Today’s journey ✤ Introductions ✤ The Catastrophe | effects of the earthquake ✤ The Complexities | impact of US and church policies ✤ The Communities | efforts of farmers, church, partners ✤ The Connections | ways to stay connected
  8. 8. Today’s journey ✤ Introductions ✤ The Catastrophe | effects of the earthquake ✤ The Complexities | impact of US and church policies ✤ The Communities | efforts of farmers, church, partners ✤ The Connections | ways to stay connected ✤ Questions
  9. 9. Introductions
  10. 10. Introductions ✤ Disclaimer: Still processing brief eight days.
  11. 11. Introductions ✤ Disclaimer: Still processing brief eight days. ✤ Who went: First post-earthquake official delegation of the PC(USA).
  12. 12. Introductions ✤ Disclaimer: Still processing brief eight days. ✤ Who went: First post-earthquake official delegation of the PC(USA). ✤ Why we went: To meet with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and PC(USA) mission partners in order to express solidarity and long-term commitments.
  13. 13. Introductions ✤ Disclaimer: Still processing brief eight days. ✤ Who went: First post-earthquake official delegation of the PC(USA). ✤ Why we went: To meet with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and PC(USA) mission partners in order to express solidarity and long-term commitments. ✤ What I knew: Very little about Haiti; some historic US/church interactions.
  14. 14. Introductions ✤ Disclaimer: Still processing brief eight days. ✤ Who went: First post-earthquake official delegation of the PC(USA). ✤ Why we went: To meet with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and PC(USA) mission partners in order to express solidarity and long-term commitments. ✤ What I knew: Very little about Haiti; some historic US/church interactions. ✤ What we saw: Complexities of Haiti’s history: US and church.
  15. 15. Introductions ✤ Disclaimer: Still processing brief eight days. ✤ Who went: First post-earthquake official delegation of the PC(USA). ✤ Why we went: To meet with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and PC(USA) mission partners in order to express solidarity and long-term commitments. ✤ What I knew: Very little about Haiti; some historic US/church interactions. ✤ What we saw: Complexities of Haiti’s history: US and church. ✤ What we didn’t see: Some of the more violent issues of recovery, poverty, drugs, human trafficking, refugee settlements, etc.
  16. 16. The Catastrophe the effects of the january 12, 2010 earthquake
  17. 17. Port-au-Prince effects of the 2010 earthquake
  18. 18. Presidential Palace effects of the 2010 earthquake
  19. 19. Holy Trinity Cathedral, PAP effects of the 2010 earthquake
  20. 20. St. Vincent’s School effects of the 2010 earthquake
  21. 21. Leogane effects of the 2010 earthquake
  22. 22. Holy Cross Hospital effects of the 2010 earthquake
  23. 23. The Catastrophe | earthquake
  24. 24. The Catastrophe | earthquake ✤ Things were bad before: poverty, infrastructure, food productions, etc. and the earthquake has only intensified the situation.
  25. 25. The Catastrophe | earthquake ✤ Things were bad before: poverty, infrastructure, food productions, etc. and the earthquake has only intensified the situation. ✤ Church and relief groups are well-intentioned, but have often only continued unhealthy patterns of building reliance on outside bodies.
  26. 26. The Catastrophe | earthquake ✤ Things were bad before: poverty, infrastructure, food productions, etc. and the earthquake has only intensified the situation. ✤ Church and relief groups are well-intentioned, but have often only continued unhealthy patterns of building reliance on outside bodies. ✤ This may be an opportunity to rethink the ways in which we engage.
  27. 27. The Catastrophe | earthquake ✤ Things were bad before: poverty, infrastructure, food productions, etc. and the earthquake has only intensified the situation. ✤ Church and relief groups are well-intentioned, but have often only continued unhealthy patterns of building reliance on outside bodies. ✤ This may be an opportunity to rethink the ways in which we engage. ✤ Presbyterian Church (USA) is changing the ways we interact and support the people of Haiti.
  28. 28. The Complexities the effects of united states and church policies and postures towards haiti
  29. 29. The Complexities | our role
  30. 30. The Complexities | our role ✤ We must own and respond to our well-intentioned, but misguided mission practices of the past;
  31. 31. The Complexities | our role ✤ We must own and respond to our well-intentioned, but misguided mission practices of the past; ✤ commit to future appropriate and meaningful cultural interaction through mission and partnerships.
  32. 32. The Complexities | our role ✤ We must own and respond to our well-intentioned, but misguided mission practices of the past; ✤ commit to future appropriate and meaningful cultural interaction through mission and partnerships. ✤ monitor and respond to US and Global polities in Haiti.
  33. 33. The Communities how the people of haiti are working towards sustainability
  34. 34. The Haiti Fund working with local’s to reforest and develop sustainable crops
  35. 35. Peasant Movement of Papay developing peasant cooperatives and farming communities
  36. 36. Cap Haitien Diocese working with local partners on schools and hospitals
  37. 37. The Communities | development
  38. 38. The Communities | development ✤ Support local agricultural practices and food production that has Haiti producing food for Haiti.
  39. 39. The Communities | development ✤ Support local agricultural practices and food production that has Haiti producing food for Haiti. ✤ Seek out and develop two-way partnerships that are truly about sustainable development and solidarity.
  40. 40. The Connections how you can stay connected to haiti development and rebuilding
  41. 41. The Connections | stay involved
  42. 42. The Connections | stay involved ✤ Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: Haiti, approaching 8M [website]
  43. 43. The Connections | stay involved ✤ Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: Haiti, approaching 8M [website] ✤ Mission Co-Worker: Mark Hare, MPP/Fondama [blog]
  44. 44. The Connections | stay involved ✤ Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: Haiti, approaching 8M [website] ✤ Mission Co-Worker: Mark Hare, MPP/Fondama [blog] ✤ PC(USA) Haiti Connections [website]
  45. 45. The Connections | stay involved ✤ Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: Haiti, approaching 8M [website] ✤ Mission Co-Worker: Mark Hare, MPP/Fondama [blog] ✤ PC(USA) Haiti Connections [website] ✤ Quixote Center: Haiti [website]
  46. 46. The Connections | stay involved ✤ Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: Haiti, approaching 8M [website] ✤ Mission Co-Worker: Mark Hare, MPP/Fondama [blog] ✤ PC(USA) Haiti Connections [website] ✤ Quixote Center: Haiti [website] ✤ Bruce’s blogs and reflections in Haiti [blog]
  47. 47. Questions . . . comments, questions and follow-up . . .

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