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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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 →