Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Why Care About Human Rights in Haiti?

This interview with Fran Quigley explains not just why people should read his book How Human Rights Can Build Haiti, but why Americans should care about human rights in Haiti in the first place.

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Love-Haiti Relations

Dan Carpenter, Sky Blue Window
November 24, 2014

There’s no journalist in Indiana with Fran Quigley‘s global reach and flair for putting a face on social causes. Imagine how he’d shame the rest of us practitioners if this were his day job.

Indy author Fran Quigley tells the true story of Haitians devoted to achieving justice for themselves and their children. - DAN CARPENTERSky Blue Window: First of all, why should Hoosiers care about a destitute foreign country of 10 million?

Fran Quigley: The fact is, they already do care. There are an amazing number of people in Indiana who are doing direct service with long-term Haiti partners. It’s wonderful. The churches, Catholic and evangelical. It’s been transformative for them. And as for those who are not currently engaged, these are all our brothers and sisters, they happen to be geographically close to us — Port-au-Prince is closer to Indy than to Las Vegas — and they are suffering in ways that if Hoosiers were to know about it, they’d take action. And they are. You can’t go to Haiti without seeing the massive need for systemic change and the U.S. role in it.

 

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