Milourdes Augustin is the Solidarity Program Officer For Haiti and West Africa. Born and raised in Haiti, Milourdes has seen first hand the harsh impacts of when capitalism and abusive governments oppress the poor and working class. She is proud to work with Grassroots and its partners to fight back with and for her people (and the black diaspora) and excited to learn and work with Partners in West Africa. Milourdes has previously worked with Grassroots through support on grant execution and research and as an executive assistant. Her background also extends to organizing and media arts, including producing local access television shows. She is a playwright and actress for stage and film and is excited to apply her range of experience to the current role.