Christine Marie Carlson (Uganda)


Christine Marie Carlson

Christine Carlson (Gulu Disabled Persons Union): Christine received her BA from The Evergreen State College. She went on to work for Planned Parenthood in Seattle, advocating for reproductive health strategies; co-manage a project on HIV-AIDS with PATH (the Northwest Microbicides Campaign Bill) funded by the Gates Foundation; and worked as an associate producer for Bill Nye’s series “The Eyes of Nye.” Christine was pursuing a Master’s in International Public Administration at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at the time of her fellowship. After her fellowship, Christine wrote: “I was extremely lucky to have such a wonderful group of people to work with. They are highly social and welcomed me eagerly. They tried to put my desk in an outside office, but I insisted on being put in the main office. I often bought sodas and fruit for the whole office, took photos constantly (which they loved) and was always available to lend a hand or an ear.”



22 Aug

Bittersweet goodbye.

This is will be my last post from Gulu, Uganda. It has been a great

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Posted Aug 22, 2010

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18 Aug

GDPU’s Advocacy Art Quilt!

During the last month here 25 persons with the range of disabilities made panels for

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Posted Aug 18, 2010

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03 Aug

Gulu Sunday Blues.

Last Sunday I had an intense dose of life in Gulu. In the morning I

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Posted Aug 03, 2010

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29 Jul

GDPU profiled in prominent review!

“People with disability live in families and live in communities. We cannot be separated from

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Posted Jul 29, 2010

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27 Jul

Leather corsets, catheters and peanuts.

Recently, I tagged along with some GDPU representatives on a trip to Lacor Hospital to

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Posted Jul 27, 2010

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23 Jul

Goats=money makers for the blind in Uganda.

Today was a wonderful day for several blind persons in Gulu! GOATS! Due to the

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Posted Jul 23, 2010

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23 Jul

Feel good moment in Gulu!

This just made my day: an email from co-worker with visual impairment in Gulu: Hell0

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Posted Jul 23, 2010

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15 Jul

HIV testing under a pig carcass.

I just returned from a community meeting in the sub-county of Gulu called Lakwana. I

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Posted Jul 15, 2010

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14 Jul

Who will be the spokesmodel for data collection?

Data Collection = Organizational Empowerment. One of Gulu Disabled Persons Union’s main needs is an

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Posted Jul 14, 2010

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29 Jun

Deaf children,no pencils…. “WE WANT FOOTBALLS!”

I got a little bit teary when Mr. Charles Ojok said he was leaving yesterday

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Posted Jun 29, 2010

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29 Jun

More Images of Children with Disabilities in Gulu

Children with disabilities suffer greatly in Gulu. In extreme forms of Acholi religious practices these children

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Posted Jun 29, 2010

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24 Jun

Persons with Disabilities in Gulu! Heroes and Failures.

After a harrowing six hour bus ride north from Kampala to Gulu I have finally

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Posted Jun 24, 2010

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22 Jun

Deaf Candidate for Parliment in Uganda!

Mr. Ambrose Murangira is running for Uganda’s Parliament! But he does not want to run

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Posted Jun 22, 2010

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21 Jun

UGANDA FOR EQUAL ACCESS!

A few days ago I met with the impressive Mr. Apollo Mukasa (pictured above) who

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Posted Jun 21, 2010

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11 Jun

Mr. Christine, Welcome to Uganda!

Day one in Kampala. I pushed my load of luggage out of the airport to

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Posted Jun 11, 2010

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01 Jun

Countdown to Gulu

The countdown to Gulu is approaching. DC training is over. Trying to read everything I

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Posted Jun 01, 2010

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27 May

Contrast of Settings… Keeping the heart open.

After exams were over for my first year of graduate school I celebrated with champagne

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Posted May 27, 2010

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