Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

September 27, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Peace Corps Friends and Family

Peace Corps Friends and Family We had a wonderful few days in Washington DC with Peace Corps friends. I loved it all, but my favorite was the final event. The Walk for Peace started at George Washington University where the … Continue reading

August 6, 2016
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Olympic Refugee Team

Olympic Refugee Team I watched much of the Olympic Opening Ceremony last night. The beginning portrayed the history of Brazil, immigration, slave trade, and urban development. Then came the parade of athletes. Did you watch? I love seeing the U.S. … Continue reading

March 23, 2016
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UN has strengths and flaws

UN in Need? On the Sunday in the middle of the two weeks of the Commission on the Status of Women, I read an op-ed about the UN written by someone from Westport, CT where I live. Anthony Banbury, the author, … Continue reading

December 16, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Music and Protest

Band Aid 30 and Controversy Bob Geldof has raised a lot of money for charity. His Live Aid and Band Aid concerts have made news around the world. Poverty in Africa has been a special focus of his. He campaigned … Continue reading

November 5, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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First Book Talk a Success!

My first book talk was a success with a large audience of friends and strangers. Everyone was interested, people asked great questions, and I enjoyed it thoroughly! Criminal justice is a topic for the times and for TEAM Westport.

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October 28, 2014
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Human Rights, Go-Slow, Ebola Scare

Human Rights Watch reports on Boko Haram’s treatment of abducted girls and women in Nigeria and calls for the group to stop their campaign. American author Bridgett Davis writes about Nigeria and a missing sister. I share a story about Westport’s wonderful EMS team and their worry about Ebola.

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October 24, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Ten Minutes, Seven Sisters, Eight Deaths

I share the video of our son Sam talking about his work and offering advice. The Seven Sisters Alumnae Seminar presented an excellent program, Crime and Punishment, Justice for All? The Nigerian doctor who helped contain Ebola died of the virus.

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October 21, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Victory for Nigeria and Hope for Missing Girls

Peace Corps Connections and Ebola Peace Corps volunteers are known for their dedication to the people of the countries where they served. Sometimes the dedication extends to the next generation. Jack and Teresita Finlay, members of Friends of Nigeria, sent … Continue reading

October 16, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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A Theft, A Threat, and Raising Awareness

Ebola is now in the U.S. and citizens react. Why didn’t we act earlier? We see too few children of color in children’s books – can we change that? A pumpkin thief gets caught at Linvilla Orchards.

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September 30, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Independence Day – Win a Prize!

Celebrate Nigeria’s Independence Day October 1. Win a prize by answering my challenge question. Read about the Nigerian dinner I’ll offer to guests who make the winning bid in an auction.

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