A Voice of the Vincentian Laity: The Haiti Initiative and the FamVin Homeless Alliance

DePaul alum Yasmine Cajuste joins us from Haiti for this 2nd talk in the 2019-20 lecture series, "Poverty: Vincentian Responses around the World," hosted by the Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology in collaboration with the inaugural Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, Chair of Vincentian Studies, Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée.

A native Haitian, Yasmine has served since 2017 as the project development manager for the FamVin Homeless Alliance (FHA), which works on 6 continents to reduce and, where possible, end homelessness through immediate holistic care and a campaign for systemic change. She has also worked as the education coordinator for the Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative (VFHI), implementing teacher training and a hot meal program in 17 schools. In this talk, she draws on her own experience to highlight the increasing importance of collaboration and systemic change within the Vincentian Family—especially the Haiti and Homeless projects.  Active in the International Vincentian Family since high school, she is also a wife, mother, and a DePaul alum.


More about the Speaker
From 2011 to 2016, Yasmine was a member of the Vincentian Family Collaboration Commission (VFCC), a team that coordinates a unique training experience designed by and for the Vincentian Family to learn together what strategies can be used to collaborate in the struggle against poverty. From 2005 to 2015, she served as international president of the Vincentian Marian Youth (VMY). She holds a BA in education from Quisqueya University (Haiti) and an MA in educational leadership from DePaul.

About the 2019-20 Lecture Series,
"Poverty: Vincentian Responses around the World"

St. Vincent de Paul said, “Go to the poor: you will find God.” This charism is lived out across the globe in the work done by the hundreds of groups—both lay and religious—that comprise the International Vincentian Family. This lecture series brings to DePaul different members of the global Vincentian Family to share the ways they are serving and encountering the poor, and God, in their part of the world.

Please contact CWCIT at cwcit@depaul.edu or 773.325.4158.


Parking at DePaul
Street parking (both free & metered) is sometimes available on campus, but there are also 2 parking garages available for visitors**:

~ Sheffield Parking Garage (2331 N. Sheffield Ave.)
~ Clifton Parking Deck (2330 N. Clifton Ave.)

**For a discounted rate, please ask for validation at the event's information table. Discounted rates are as follows:

Entrance before 4:00pm = $10.00
Entrance after 4:00pm = $8.00

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Student Center (Lincoln Park), Rm. 220
2250 N Sheffield Ave

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Edward Young

Edward Young left a positive review 10/23/2019

Very informative! Great presentation by an alumna of DePaul. Ms. Cajuste makes DePaul proud! Her work, her identification as a Vincentian...inspiring!

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