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May 29 – Gigi Pomerantz

Gigi Pomerantz


Haiti, once the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, has been decimated by institutional racism and ecological degradation.  Hear how one small Wisconsin based non-profit is making an impact in rural Haiti to protect health and repair the environment.

Gigi Pomerantz is the founder of Youthaiti, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting and encouraging youth-led ecological development in sanitation, hygiene and agriculture in rural Haiti.  A Nurse Practitioner in Milwaukee, Gigi first travelled to Haiti in 2006 on a medical mission.  Not satisfied to give medications to treat preventable diseases, she looked for the root causes of the high rate of childhood mortality.  From this, Youthaiti was born. A mother of 2 adult daughters, Gigi brings a deep belief in our responsibility to repair the world, tikkun olam, to all the work that she does.

Music:  Ellen Shahbazi
Service Leader:  Bob Lindahl

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