Haiti http://wunc.org en Aid Worker Chronicles Journey Chasing Chaos http://wunc.org/post/aid-worker-chronicles-journey-chasing-chaos <p>Jessica Alexander began her career as an aid worker with idealistic eyes.</p><p>But the day-to-day realities of helping rebuild disaster areas made her realize aid work is a profession with its own challenges and pitfalls. She traveled the world, helping people in Darfur, Sierra Leone and Haiti. She chronicles her journey in her memoir, “Chasing Chaos: My Decade In And Out of Humanitarian Aid” (Broadway Books/2013). Host Frank Stasio talks with Jessica Alexander about her new memoir.</p><p>She will be at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh&nbsp;tonight at 7:30.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:40:51 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio & frank 25418 at http://wunc.org Aid Worker Chronicles Journey Chasing Chaos Panel Discusses Sustainability In Haiti http://wunc.org/post/panel-discusses-sustainability-haiti <p>Experts are in Durham today and tomorrow, attending a conference on Haiti. Their goal is to assess and improve aid efforts to the country following the devastating earthquake there three years ago.</p><p>It's a collaboration between Duke University and North Carolina Central University called, <a href="http://humanitieswritlarge.duke.edu/about/blog/2013/03/07/humanitarianism-in-haiti-visions-and-practice">“Humanitarianism in Haiti: Visions and Practice."</a></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:59:09 +0000 Christina Blyde & Frank Stasio 13511 at http://wunc.org Panel Discusses Sustainability In Haiti Understanding Haiti http://wunc.org/post/understanding-haiti <p></p><p>Last year's earthquake turned the eyes of the world to Haiti. In the aftermath, thousands of aid workers rushed to help Haitians whose homes and lives had been devastated, but some types of help are more effective than others. How does understanding the culture and history of a place make it easier for outsiders to aid the people in need? Host Frank Stasio poses the question to Reina Galjour, a Saxapahaw native recently returned from working as a midwife in Haiti; Bonnie Elam, president of the Raleigh-based group The Haiti Connection; Deborah Jenson, professor of French and Romance Studies at Duke University and co-Director of Duke's Haiti Lab; and writer Madison Smartt Bell, author of a trilogy of novels on Haiti's 1791 slave revolution. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:26:00 +0000 Amber Nimocks & Frank Stasio 8053 at http://wunc.org Understanding Haiti