Congressional Hearing on Sexual Violence in the Peace Corps

The hearing on issues of sexual violence in the Peace Corps has been announced for next Wednesday, May 11, at 9:30.  This hearing is open to the public.  If you are in or near D.C., or planning to fly in, First Response Action would love to have your support!  

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Hearing Information

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
9:30 AM
Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses
Panel 1: Problems of Safety and Security

Ms. Jessica Smochek
RPCV

Ms. Carol Clark
RPCV

Karestan Chase Koenen, Ph.D.
RPCV

Ms. Lois Puzey
Parent of Late Peace Corps Volunteer

Ms. Jennifer Wilson Marsh
Hotline and Affiliate Service Director
RAINN

Panel 2: Assessment and Reform
The Honorable Aaron S. Williams
Director
Peace Corps

Panel 3: A View from the Inspector General
Ms. Kathy A. Buller
Inspector General
Peace Corps

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  • I think this issue deserves a much wider audience in the Peace Corps community and I would like to report on these hearings in detail but will unable to get to Washington DC to attend them.

    1. Are the hearings going to be televised on CSpan? Could someone contact Congressman Poe and ask him if they could be televised on Cspan?

    2. If they won’t be televised, could someone attedning the hearings please record the hearings and send them to me. There is a good, inexpensive application for the iPhone called iProRecorder that turns the iPhone into a tape recorder and the files can be saved and emailed.

    3. Could someone attending the hearings please collect the prepared “Statements for the Record” and send them to me. Could someone ask each of the speakers to send an electronic copy of their statements to me.

    Best regards,

    Hugh Pickens
    Publisher and Editor, Peace Corps Online
    http://peacecorpsonline.org

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