Haiti: Beyond Just Recovery
Cross Cultural Engagement Interfaith, Intergenerational Trip to Haiti
The Seeds of Hope Atlanta Church Group invites adults and youth 16 and older to participate in a Cross Cultural Engagement Interfaith Trip to Haiti from April 2 – 9, 2016. We will go under the leadership of the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) and be hosted by our Haitian Partner, (MPP), the Peasant Movement Papaye, near Hinche, Haiti. On this journey, we will focus on learning from MPP about the critical issues of food sovereignty and climate justice. We will have the opportunity to engage in hands on work alongside our Haitian partners in the Eco Villages and the school, as well as other “agro ecology” projects. We will approach our experiences as “pilgrims”, ready to be present, ready to listen and notice where, how, and with whom God is working. Please join us on this transformative journey! Registration Deadline for Youth: November 20, 2015; for Adults: January 31, 2016. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
I. We need to have a minimum of 10 people.
II. We plan for at least two Presbyterian clergy to participate in the trip (Amanda Osenga and Rick Neale.)
III. Youth must be at least 16, and 16 & 17 year olds need to be accompanied either by a parent or a guardian. A Youth minister may serve as a guardian.
IV. Becky Evans, will be the Atlanta Church Group lay leader, assisting the UUCSJ trip leader. She has been to visit MPP three times. There will be participants from other Atlanta Church group churches as well as Unitarian Universalists.
V. Cost is $2,000 per person. $1500 to UUCSJ for trip planning, $500 airfare to Port au Prince.
VI. NDPC will offer a 10 week Haiti Cross Cultural Engagement Learning Circle Sunday School class from February 7 – April 24. Trip participants will be expected to participate in a minimum of: two evening or weekend travel group meetings ahead of time; 4 of 7 Sunday School classes before the April 2 trip; 2 of 3 Sunday School Classes after the trip.
VII. Participants will be expected to read: A chapter from Haiti: The Aftershocks of History by Laurent DuBois and Krik?Krak! Short Stories by Edwidge Danticat.
VIII. To register and to learn more about the UUCSJ Haiti trips, visit: http://uucsj.org/journeys/haiti/
IX. Registration Deadline for Youth: Friday, November 20, 2015; for Adults, January 31st, 2016. Requires a $500 deposit.