Life of the Mind - 2010 Selection
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
The Author and his Book
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A Conversation with Tracy Kidder In this interview the author discusses traveling with Dr. Paul Farmer around the world.
Book Browse Here is a list of questions a book club can use to explore the social issues presented in Mountains Beyond Mountains.
More information about Paul Farmer...
Partners in Health The organization founded by Paul Farmer.
National Public Radio This NPR story gives an overview of Paul Farmer's life.
Chicago Humanities Festival 2009 On November 9, 2009, about 2 months before Haiti's devastating earthquake, Paul Farmer gave a lecture about his organization Partners in Health (PIH).
I believe healthcare is a human right In this interview Paul Farmer discusses his work with the organization he founded Partners in Health (PIH).
Rethinking Health and Human Rights On March 17, 2009, Dr. Farmer spoke at UC Berkeley about the status of health care and why he feels it's connected to basic human rights.
CBS News Story Many countries have not honored their pledges to Haiti.
NPR News Story Singer Wyclef Jean wants to be President of Haiti.
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TeamVOLS This group provides opportunities for students to participate in community service and service learning activities.
Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteer or donate food at your local food bank.
Beardsley Farm This local farm is dedicated to teaching people how to grow their own food. Part of their mission is to donate fresh food to local food pantries. There are many volunteer opportunities available at Beardsley Farm, check it out!
Every Mother Counts This organization is dedicated to ending maternal mortality in developing countries, read more about what they are doing!
Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti This organization works with grassroots groups to assist Haiti with establishing human rights advocacy programs and collecting and disseminating information about human rights and democracy.
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Global Health Information
Click on the links below to learn about the health issues affecting different parts of the World!
National Institutes of Health The National Institute of Mental Health explores issues of mental health and infectious diseases in Haiti.
The New York Times In this article Tina Rosenburg list eight programs to help foster economic growth in poor communities.
One.org This an international organization dedicated to ending poverty globally, check out the work they are doing!
The Care Organization This international humanitarian organization is dedicated to stamping out global poverty.
United Nations Development Programme for Poverty Reduction What does the UN plan to do about global poverty, peruse this link!
Development Poverty Statistics In this article the UN
documents international poverty statistics.