Protecting the Inherent Dignity of Caribbean People
September 18, 2012 | By Lauren Hart
This week kicked off with Constitution Day, celebrating one of our founding documents.
Remember the Constitution’s Preamble: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Sarah, a graduate of Leadership Institute trainings, has devoted her professional career to speaking on behalf of those that have little to no voice and working for those whose rights are violated.
Born in the Caribbean’s Saint Lucia island in
the 1960s, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun founded and is currently running the Caribbean Centre for Family and Human Rights (CARIFAM), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting families.
“We believe that the right to life is the most fundamental human right from which all other rights gain their validity, and as such, the right
to live must be protected from conception to natural death,” Sarah told the Leadership Institute. “We believe that the natural family is the fundamental cell unit of society and must
be protected because strong, healthy families are essential for building strong healthy societies.”
CARIFAM’s programs seek to alleviate poverty, improve access to quality health care and education, and give people the tools and information to empower themselves and their communities.
But for Sarah, CARIFAM isn’t the first time she’s advocated for the freedoms of people. She’s a public servant at heart.
Sarah was an elected as a Member of Parliament in Saint Lucia, becoming the second woman ever in this body, and where she served for eight years. Later, she became the first woman to hold the Office of Speaker of the House of Assembly in Saint Lucia.
Within the Government of Saint Lucia, Sarah has served as a Minister for various departments for which she has overseen the transfer of a 100-year prison system to a more modern system that now meets international standards. She established the first and only 24-hour women’s support shelter for women fleeing violence and she’s started the first mother to child HIV prevention of transmission program in the Eastern Caribbean.
Sarah first learned of the Leadership Institute through a friend working for Human Life International.
“LI’s trainings were excellent,” Sarah said. “I learned how best to articulate conservative ideas to promote the common good and how to effectively communicate and campaign to rally support for these ideas. I became even more convinced of the soundness of the arguments we use to promote true development of the human person and society as a whole.”
She’s taken LI’s Advanced Public Speaking Workshop and LI’s International Leadership
“Training at the Leadership Institute is a must for anyone or organization which is serious about a conservative approach to development,” Sarah said. “The courses are thorough, extremely relevant, well developed in theory and practice, where the information is cutting edge and can be immediately put to use.”
Sarah continued, “The Leadership Institute gave me the relevant tools that I can immediately put to use.”
Learn the tools and then use them to advance the conservative movement around the world. Register for one of LI’s upcoming trainings here.
For more information on CARIFAM, please go here.
Please welcome Sarah Flood-Beaubrun as LI’s Graduate of the Week.
To nominate a Leadership Institute graduate or faculty member to be featured as LI's spotlight of the week, please contact LI's External Affairs Officer Lauren Hart at LaurenHart@LeadershipInstitute.org.