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Pilgrimage and Assessment Delegation

October 7-11, 2010

Prepared by Dr. Ron Daniels


October 7-11, the Haiti Support Project (HSP) led its third Delegation to Haiti since the fateful earthquake of January 12th.  The atmosphere was in marked contrast to HSP´s Third Annual Pilgrimage in October of 2009 when there were signs of a much brighter future for Haiti and its people.  A year ago there were clear indicators that after a period of political stability, relative security and greater transparency and accountability by the government, conditions were ripe for modest economic growth and new levels of international investment. There was optimism in the air.  Everything changed after January 12th.  Now, with the assistance of the international community, Haiti´s fragile governmental and private institutions face the awesome challenge of lifting the people and nation out of the abyss of one of the most devastating catastrophies ever to strike a Caribbean nation.


We set the following modest goals for the Delegation:


IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.