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Occupy Justice

I remember the first time I engaged in a cause. I was in ninth grade and was certain I and my fellow female students at our large public high school faced discrimination. Of all horrors, we had to buy and wear district approved gym suits while male students could wear their own shorts and tees. Fashion (or […]

The Mountain Moved

We have witnessed a miracle. All of us pressing for the closure of the Son of God Orphanage in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, knew it was rare for the government to enforce its own child welfare laws. There was some convincing evidence that workers within the agency charged with overseeing orphanages were, at best, aware of […]

Rattling the gates: Letter to my Senators

The past few days have been filled with calls, emails, and social media posts in an attempt to raise awareness of the dire situation at the Son of God Orphanage in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Having received no response from my Senators, I wrote them again today and it occurred to me that it may be […]

Haiti: When words can not be allowed to fail

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Often attributed to Edmund Burke, the sentence above has been running through my mind as frequently as I think of Haiti. In the past 24 hours, between bouts of intense agony and anger, it has been at the top of […]