Beverly Bell first went to Haiti as a teenager. Since then she has dedicated most of her life to working for democracy, women’s rights, and economic justice in that country. She founded or co-founded six organizations and networks dedicated exclusively to supporting the Haitian people, including the Lambi Fund of Haiti. She worked for both presidents Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Rene Preval and wrote Walking on Fire: Haitian Women’s Stories of Survival and Resistance (Cornell University Press, 2001) and the upcoming book Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's New Divide (Cornell University Press, 2012). Today she is associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and runs the economic justice group Other Worlds (www.otherworldsarepossible.org).