Archive - June 25, 2013

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Phil Lilienthal (Ethiopia 1965-67) Receives the 2013 Sargent Shriver Award
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NPCA Boston Conference Holds Session for Writers & Film Makers

Phil Lilienthal (Ethiopia 1965-67) Receives the 2013 Sargent Shriver Award

Phil Lilienthal has won the NPCA 2013 Sargent Shriver Award to be presented this coming weekend in Boston. The award is well deserved. I first met Phil and his lovely wife Lynn in Ethiopia in 1965 when they were new PCVs. Lynn was doing social work in Addis Ababa, and  Phil was a lawyer working for one of the ministers. As a secondary project, Phil and Lynn started a summer camp at Lake Langano in the Rift Valley. This was the only lake, as I recall, that was free of schistosomiasis. The camp, I know, was the first of its kind, though other Volunteers had done other types of summer camps. Our own Marian Haley Beil was one of three women who had a summer camp in Debre Berhan back in 1963. Phil and Lynn had their first child in Addis Ababa. Their son would grow up to become a PCV . . .

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NPCA Boston Conference Holds Session for Writers & Film Makers

What: RPCV Writers and Filmmakers Panel Where: NPCA Conference When: Saturday, June 29, –1:30 to 2:30 Who Is On The Panel? Allen Mondell (Sierra Leone 1963–65) has worked in films and television as a writer, producer and director for 40 years. He recently completed Waging Peace: The Peace Corps Experience, a documentary that weaves the letters, journals, emails and blogs written by Volunteers with the profiles of four former Volunteers who, in their work today, are still making a difference. • Will Siegel (Ethiopia 1962–64) taught secondary school in Addis Ababa and at the Haile Selassie I School for the Blind; he was also part of a team that authored original text books. Following his return to the US, Will attended graduate school at San Francisco State University and wrote TV scripts for an early Showtime series as well as training videos for large corporations. • Rajeev Goyal (Nepal 2001–03) new book, . . .

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