Hannah McKeeth

Hannah McKeeth (CEMUJER): Hannah was born and brought up in Panama City, Panama. Growing up in Central America greatly influenced her understanding of society and development. From Panama, she moved to Langley, BC, Canada, where she did her undergraduate studies at Trinity Western University in History and Political Studies. Upon graduation, she became a parent and community educator through Advocates Against Family Violence in southern Idaho. It was in this job that she became aware of the complex issues surrounding domestic violence and challenges that immigrants face in the United States. Following this, Hannah spent a year defining her passion for storytelling and clarifying her vision for her future through a fellowship with the Trinity Forum Academy.



Enjoying Beauty Without Fear

13 Nov

I have to admit that doing work for human rights is complicated. There are moments when the work that you are doing can get lost in the emotional exhaustion that can take over those who are doing the work. I have been struggling with those issues, wondering about the best ways to approach them. It is amazing how the bigger challenges of injustice and violence in society can be understood in light of the inter-personal conflicts that plague us daily. What a challenging task, keeping the integrity that it takes to defend those who cannot defend themselves by respecting everyone around us at all times.

Often those people who are speaking out against violence and abuse can find themselves exhausted and tired. It isn’t easy work. It is essential to be able to see beyond the frustrations of inter-personal relationships to remember the good that is bigger than you. It is also good to get out an enjoy the beauty around you. I think that we are defending those who cannot defend themselves so that they too can enjoy this kind of beauty without fear.

Posted By Hannah McKeeth

Posted Nov 13th, 2008

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