Sunday, October 3, 2010

Social Justice Travelers (10)

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These are pictures of the people who have accompanied me on my travels from 2006 through 2011.

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Justin Whittaker joined me in 2005 on the Ivorian leg of my journey. He was working on a film about African farmers. Judging from this picture, I predict that Justin will be a good father. (Batteguedea, Côte d'Ivoire, 2005)

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Dale Landis joined me in 2006 for the Ivorian leg of my journey. He was a retired housebuilder, and wanted to see Africa. After leaving me, he flew to Kenya and did the safari thing. His pictures are extraordinary. Depa, Côte d'Ivoire, 2006.

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Stan Thompson overlooks Cape Coast Castle ramparts, pondering the heaviness of colonial aspirations. Stan heard about my trips and wanted to come along. At the time, he was a photo-journalist for a newspaper based in Morro Bay. Stan was the perfect traveler: warm, engaged, and optimistic. He died one month after getting back from the trip, age 70. I miss him and his optimism. Cape Coast, Ghana, 2007. A roof was put on a school in Dawayo-Chantier, Cote d'Ivoire in Stan's name. See "Donations--School Roofs"

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Kate Montgomery is a school teacher in Templeton, California. I gave a talk in her class about my travels, and she decided to come along in 2007. Kate paid for a bathroom to be built in Depa, Cote d'Ivoire.

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Mark Phillips has a bright idea at the Africa Beach Hotel. Mark is an engineer by trade but also a great dancer, which was very appealing to women in the villages. Mark is currently building a straw-bale house in Haiti and has already built another one in Northern Pakistan. This picture was taken on the beach in Takoradi, Ghana, 2007

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Skyline Lau and Soledad spend time together in Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2008. Skyline paid for a bathroom to be built in Pezoan, Cote d'Ivoire.

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Anna and Katie Nakayama traveled to Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana in 2009. Katie has lived in South Africa and in East Africa. Anna is president of the Fair Trade Club at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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Dorothy with Evariste's mother.
Port Bouet, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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Garrett Morris and Lisa Wong in Ebekawopa
Ebekawopa, Ghana, 2011.

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Lisa Wong in the Lutheran Church of Ebekawopa
Ebekawopa, Ghana, 2011

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