Beverly Bell to Discuss Effects of Responses to Haiti Earthquake, April 21

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Beverly Bell will speak about her recent book, Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide. The book illustrates how the earthquake compounded pre-existing socio-economic injustices in Haiti. It sheds light on how the exploitative doctrine of “disaster capitalism” has driven the international response to the quake. And perhaps most importantly, it highlights the work grassroots actors are undertaking to resist this influence and define a future based on domestic priorities, rather than imported (and imposed) ones.

As the coordinator of Other Worlds Are PossibleBeverly Bell works not just to educate, but also to generate support for alternative movements and models of engagement. She has worked for more than three decades as an organizer, advocate, and writer in collaboration with social movements in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the U.S. Her focus areas are just economies; democratic participation; and rights for women, indigenous peoples, and other excluded peoples

She will be appearing at St.Olaf, Carleton, University of Minnesota and Macalester.  Her Northfield schedule:

Monday, April 21

St. Olaf:  “Other Worlds are Possible”

4:00 p.m. Buntrock Commons BC143 (2nd Floor)

Carleton:  “Charity vs. Justice:  Challenging the Global Engagement Model”

7:00 p.m. Athenaeum (Carleton Library)