Content Tagged: HHRH

Experiencing Haiti through Donna’s Eyes

“I love being an ambassador for Haiti and taking new people on my journeys is very exciting for me. There is nothing I love more than showing people Haiti through a new lens. You can’t not be inspired.” – Donna… Read more »

This Week’s Community Highlights!

This week, conversations with @Urban_Zen spanned the whole spectrum of our initiatives. We asked our members if there was a time when they responded with understanding rather than with anger. @thepathtochange learned about empathy from his experience witnessing mistreatment of… Read more »

Apple Awards Includes Stunning Performance

Last night the first ever Stephan Weiss Apple Awards was held at the Urban Zen Center. It was a gorgeous celebration of our founder, Donna Karan’s, late husband, Stephan Weiss, who passed away ten years ago after a courageous battle… Read more »

A Moment of Peace and Quiet

What a week…and I thought Fashion Week was intense! I now have to call Urban Zen – Urban Chaos with everything that is going on this week! I am on the Spirit of New York Ferry headed to Governor’s Island… Read more »

RETURN TO HAITI: ART AND SOUL – DAY 5 & 6

DAY 5 To me, children are everything. Their spirit, their energy, their purity, their creativity. Especially in a place like Haiti, where suffering is everywhere you look. We celebrate the opening day of St. Damien’s School, which is only grade… Read more »

RETURN TO HAITI: ART AND SOUL – DAY 3

Today, many artisans come to meet with us at our hotel, The Karbie in Port Au Prince. Nothing makes me happier than working with artisans. And this was a particularly great group: Christelle Paul who designs horn jewelry; Joelle Bonay,… Read more »

RETURN TO HAITI: ART AND SOUL – DAY 2

We drive to Leogane, which is the stone-carving community where Urban Zen’s “Million Hearts for Haiti” come from. The people and their work is breathtaking. Raw, simple and expressive. Everyone there is eager to learn and help any way they… Read more »