Emilie Parry's blog posts

9 May 2014 |

In the mid-1990s, I was involved with a group of Haitian grassroots activists, largely a part of the Liberation Theology Lavalas (or the "great flood") movement, and their supporting Haitian-American counterparts. With the return from exile of the first democratically elected Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the air was electric with expectation, "Espwa" (hope) that finally a change for the better was possible.