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Sarah Taylor
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Learning resistance from Haiti
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Resistance Haiti’s Caves Haiti's many caves, were spiritual centers for the Taino people.  Later they served as places of resistance for people fighting against the many oppressors in Hatien history. When the Spanish arrived in
what is now Haiti, the people...
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  Women, Resistance and the Power of Song   “The ability to use song as a weapon of
social control is a valued skill in Haiti, as it is in several other
Afro-American settings. Where the social norms emphasize the avoidance of
direct confrontation, singing,...
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Community Organizing Lessons in Resistance from Haiti The first time I saw an
agricultural organization, at work in Haiti, was on LaGonave.   A group of men were walking down a dirt road
singing with machetes over their shoulders.   When we returned form co...
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Where women go to pray Lessons of resistance in Haiti “I have been to the mountaintop.” Martin Luther King Jr All over Haiti, at sunset, women go to Prayer Hills. They
stand arms towards the sky in worship.   They lie on the ground and pray to a God that on...
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Footpaths of Resistance
The Coming of the Road Lessons of Resistance Lespwa fe’ viv Hope makes one live Haitian woman walking the familiar paths of her community.  How far would we walk?  What would be willing to do without to resist the destruction of our earth by large corporati...
Footpaths of Resistance
Footpaths of Resistance
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This is part of a small series of commentary on how women in Haiti resisted oppression over centuries.
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Headscarves in Haiti - when women are silenced
Yesterday Elizabeth Warren, a United States senator was
silenced for reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King.   She was silenced and walked to her seat.   The women in Haiti silenced by the European slave trade;
brought from Africa the custom of wear...
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Learning to resist in hard times - lessons from Haiti's women
Learning to resist in hard times - lessons from Haiti's women The night calls to me with
songs from neighboring lakou-s; songs that drift through our open doors and
windows.   I am packing to go home; unsure
for the first time in my life what stepping onto ...
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