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Special Announcement from the Office of the President
Deacon Patrick Moynihan to be Awarded the John Hope Award for Public Service from Brown University on Friday, October 26, 2012
Deacon Moynihan, in addition to receiving the John Hope Award, will present, Haiti after the Earthquake: When Aid Isn’t Help, at the John Hope Award for Public Service Forum. Deacon Moynihan will lead a challenging conversation on the face of Haiti and the dynamics of international aid. Guided by the Catholic missionary principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, he will discuss his commitment to building the education and leadership of Haiti from within--a strategy he believes is more effective than the NGO model.
The entire Haitian Project community can be proud of this honor, which Deacon Moynihan will receive on behalf of our work together for Haiti. More important than the recognition itself is the ongoing affirmation that we are indeed having a positive impact on the systemic development of Haiti.
In response to hearing about the award, Deacon Moynihan said: “Given the awarding institution, I can’t help think that this award should go to my brother, Brian, rather than me. Every year that passes, I view what he did with a small group of people to keep our school open during the embargo and the turbulence of the early '90s as the really extraordinary act."
The John Hope Award, is named for the 1894 African-American alumnus who dedicated his life to education and community service. This award honors a graduate whose commitment to public service exemplifies leadership, innovation, and a direct impact on the community. More information on Deacon Moynihan and the John Hope Award is available here.
The John Hope Public Service Forum is also on Friday, October 26, 2012 in Providence, RI. More information on the Forum is available here.