As some of you may know, we at The OpEd Project have a special connection to Haiti. Our Founder Katie Orenstein lived and worked there in the 90’s (here’s a couple of her articles that give a good idea of the political landscape then (and still): Aristide Again and Fantasy Island: Royal Caribbean parcels off a piece of Haiti) and Director of Operations, Danielle Warren (that’s me) is the treasurer of One Village Planet–a non-profit that has been doing reforestation and public works projects in there for the last ten years. Our thoughts go out to all those effected by this tragic event.
Please take a moment to read OEP alum, Gina Athena Ulysse’s beautiful piece–on finding hope amid the rubble.
Katie and Danielle