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Saturday, October 25th, 2014

From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

Justus Uwayesu, rescued at 9 from the streets of Rwanda, is enrolled as a freshman at Harvard.Credit Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for The New York Times        BOSTON — Nine years old and orphaned by ethnic genocide, he was living in a burned-out car in a Rwandan garbage dump where he scavenged for food and clothes. Daytimes, he was a street beggar.… [Read Full Article]
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Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Peace Works Travel student travelers meet Kim Phuc

Peace Works Travel student travelers share how meeting Kim Phuc made their educational trip to Vietnam a life-changing experience. (Fox News misspelling below). See the video clip here: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/clip/10757427/Nepalm-girl-reunion       [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, October 22th, 2014

Kim Phuc Visits Southern California Schools

Kim Phuc, the Vietnam War's iconic "napalm girl" featured in Nick Ut's 1972 Pulitzer Prize-winning image, speaks to students of Brentwood School, Archer School, Westridge School and Polytechnic School. Students are moved by Kim's message of loving kindness, peace, and forgiveness for a war-free world. Kim speaks about the iconic image, the Vietnam War and her journey to forgiveness. Kim… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, October 09th, 2014

An American Girl in Cuba

Lili Boyle 16-year-old from Pacific Palisades, CA Posted: 02/08/2012 8:24 am EST Updated: 04/09/2012 5:12 am EDT Simply put, I love Cuba. No, I am not a communist or a socialist, and I have nothing but love for my country, America. But my biased perceptions of Cuba were broken when I got the chance to explore Cuba and immerse myself… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, October 08th, 2014

Fred Branfman, Who Exposed Bombing of Laos, Dies at 72

By WILLIAM YARDLEY  OCT. 6, 2014   The Vietnam War was raging when Fred Branfman went to Laos in 1967 as an international aid worker. Determined to immerse himself in the society, he lived with an elderly villager, learned to speak Laotian and became a translator. In time, he met Laotians who told him something startling: There was a second… [Read Full Article]
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