Most people run from disaster, but Sean Penn seems to walk right into it, having been to Iraq, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and now Haiti. Watch as Sean describes why he's drawn to helping in dire situations and how he's found his purpose in life.
Actor and humanitarian Sean Penn says being in Haiti makes him feel like he's a part of the history of the world, including the eradication of poverty. Find out why he thinks the end of poverty is the empowerment of women.
On the day of the Haiti earthquake, government offices closed at 4 p.m. The quake struck at 5 p.m. and destroyed many of those government buildings. Watch as actor and humanitarian Sean Penn discusses the great loss the country sustained in the many committed leaders who were working late.
Actor and humanitarian Sean Penn is a man after Oprah's own heart. Along with a tent camp serving 20,000 displaced Haitians, his group, J/P HRO, set up a free school within it for nearly 500 children, from grades one through six. Take a tour of the School of Hope and meet one of its star pupils.
Actor Sean Penn arrived in Haiti just days after a devastating earthquake killed more than 300,000 people and left another 1.5 million homeless. Two years later, he has established an organization called J/P HRO and is running a tent camp that provides housing for 20,000 residents. Watch a sneak preview of Oprah's visit to Haiti with Sean.
Six days after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Sean Penn hopped on a plane for what he thought was a two-week relief mission. Two years later, he's still there. Watch as he gives Oprah an inside tour of the tent relief camp run by his organization, J/P HRO, and explains how they are helping the 20,000 Haitians who currently live there build independence.
In 2010, Sean Penn and Robin Wright divorced after 14 years of marriage. Watch as Sean explains how his work in Haiti helped him through the divorce and discusses what his relationship is like with Robin today.