Archive - August 11, 2015

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Peace Corps Director and Ambassador Birx Discuss the Future of PEPFAR
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Summer School-How To Write Your Peace Corps Book, Lesson # 9

Peace Corps Director and Ambassador Birx Discuss the Future of PEPFAR

Peace Corps Volunteers are fighting HIV/AID and winning!  Here is the press release from Peace Corps. “WASHINGTON, D.C., August 6, 2015 – Today Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet welcomed U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx, the head of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), for a town hall-style meeting at Peace Corps headquarters. During the discussion, Ambassador Birx and Director Hessler-Radelet spoke of PEPFAR’s progress and reiterated the importance of reaching epidemic control. Ambassador Birx also thanked Peace Corps volunteers for their work in the fight against HIV/AIDS, emphasizing the important role the agency plays in creating sustainable, community-led responses to HIV in countries around the world. “The Peace Corps has been a critical contributor to PEPFAR’s‎ success from the onset of the program,” said Ambassador Birx. “Peace Corps volunteers occupy unique positions of within the communities that they serve, which support PEPFAR’s ability to deliver life-saving . . .

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Summer School-How To Write Your Peace Corps Book, Lesson # 9

“I have no talent. It’s just the question of working, of being willing to put in the time.” — Graham Greene . In this lesson we are concerned with the two final aspects of your book — Climax and Ending. . Climax James Joyce of Ulysses fame said that all short stories moved to what he called an “epiphany.” What Joyce meant was a single, climactic moment of recognition or understanding by the protagonist or the readers. In this “moment of truth,” the protagonist sees himself or herself as he or she really is and faces the truth that results from the complications he has confronted. Even if, as in some of the more pessimistic literary fiction, the protagonist never achieves this self-insight, the readers do learn these truths about the protagonist. In turn, knowing these truths also enlightens the readers about themselves and their worlds.Your book, however, has a . . .

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