ACTIVISM - meaningful and tangible
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ACTIVISM (See Photo Galleries)
Deborah passionately directed teen youth groups, incorporating service trips to an orphanage in Bosnia, Katrina relief work in Mississippi, manual labor projects on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, as well as two trips to Nicaragua to build one-room cinder block houses for materially poor families. She traveled to Haiti the year after the 2010 earthquake to witness the transformative work of Fonkoze, a grassroots, micro-financing organization devoted to empowering the poorest of the poor in rural Haiti. In 2014, she brought 4 adults with her to Malawi, Africa to support the inspiring grassroots work of Maloto, Inc., whose focus is to feed, educate and empower the AIDS orphans. Most recently Deborah traveled to Vietnam with The Purpose Project to volunteer in an orphanage with children and adults affected by agent orange, and to honor Thao, the incredible woman featured in the documentary Thao’s Library.
Deborah marched in NYC 3 days after the presidential election, down 5th Avenue, from Union Square to the Trump Towers, with her daughter and friends, committed to rising above the negativity to be beacons of light, initiating chants of inclusion, respect, and responsibility.
Deborah joined a local rally to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock. She also proudly marched in NYC's Women's March on 1/21/17 with friends, relatives, and 450,000 creative, kind, inspiring people.
Deborah is a member of a local Restorative Justice Circle committed to addressing the link between race and poverty to incarceration. This circle is dedicated to creating alternatives to the punitive criminal justice system, so true reconciliation and healing is possible for individuals and the community at large.