The Common Good in Haiti: Global Health, Education, and the Preferential Option for the Poor (CSC 60693)

Two credit│Interdisciplinary | Fully funded

This course brings students into a face-to-face encounter with the collateral damage that Haiti has suffered from both the forces of nature, such as it’s 2010 earthquake and the 2016 hurricane, and humankind itself; it is the latter that sets up the structures that render Haiti so vulnerable to the former. But there is more hope in Haiti than despair. Why is that? Come see. From Rara (analogous to the carnival festivals of Latin America) to life amidst the lakou or in the mountains, Notre Dame’s Haiti Program, with whom we partner, is witness to the great hospitality and aspirations of Haitian life. With these and other resources, especially the expertise of Dr. Karen Richman, the course will enable you to formulate personal and structural responses in light of the preferential option for the poor, especially as these might advance the common good through the amelioration of prevention and eradication of disease, poverty, and systemic injustice. This course includes travel scheduled over spring break 2017. 

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Upcoming Events

January 2020

2020 Social Concerns Fair
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Winter Career Fair 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Leadership Formation Workshop: Organizing through the power of story
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

February 2020

Application Close: SSLP 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020 (All day)
Color of Compromise: Why the History of the Church and Race Matters
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Application Close: Community-Impact Grants
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:30pm
Information Session: Catholic Social Tradition Minor
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Junior Parents Weekend Open House
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

March 2020