We would like to express our deep sadness and sympathy for the people of Haiti after this week’s terrible earthquake. Like many of you, we have been desperately searching for the best way to help. Frieda has several associates who are working directly with Konbit Pou Edikasyon, an educational non-profit that is on the ground right now, assisting children and families in Haiti. (Their name is Haitian Creole for “coming together for education.”) 100% of all donations go directly to emergency relief disaster efforts. Online donations are processed safely through PayPal. Please give if you are able.
With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day nearing, a friend reminded me of his saying, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” But it is the portion of the quote that follows this oft-repeated line that caught my attention this time around:
We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
(This post was originally going to be the first Bayou open-thread discussion. I’ll put that up this weekend.)