In honour of the late artivist (artist and activist), here is a quote from our beloved Ruby Dee who will always be remembered for her humanitarian work and her seven-decade career as an American actress.
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within — strength, courage, dignity.
It was only 4 years ago that Haiti was hit with a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake (Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 16:53 local time). Major damage was caused in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region including notable landmark buildings like the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly building and the Port-au-Prince Cathedral.
Haiti is the first independent nation to gain independence in 1804. It’s motto on the traditional coat of arms says it all: “L’union fait la force” (“Union makes strength”).
Although this Caribbean country has been tested, tried and damaged, it will always remain Haiti Cherie: “La Perle des Antilles” (The Pearl of the Antilles), because of its natural beauty.
Basin Bleu, Jacmel
Hotel El Rancho, Port-au-Prince
Let us continue to rebuild Haiti. After all, “Union makes strength”.
Today is World Humanitarian Day…a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others.
Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people worldwide, regardless of who and where they are.
This year’s campaign “I Was Here” is about making your mark by doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Let this day be a global celebration of people helping people. No matter how big or small, a helping hand makes a difference. Let’s show the world that we believe in helping others.