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  • Stephanie Schuck
      In the end, we will conserve only what we love.  We will love only what we understand.  We will understand what we are taught.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 3, 2012
      "In the end, we will conserve only what we love.  We will love only what we understand.  We will understand what we are taught."
                                                                                           -Baba Dioum, Senegalese conservationist

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      From: "Torres, Christine" <ctorres2@...>
      Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2012 5:27 PM
      Subject: Peace Corps Seeks RPCV Entries: Photo Contest & Franklin H. Williams Award

      Hello Midwest RPCV Group Leaders!  We wanted to pass along two great opportunities for your RPCV members to participate in:
      ·         A new Peace Corps photo contest and display for the upcoming International AIDS Conference in D.C. – Submit Photos by July 1
      ·         Nomination submissions for the Franklin H. Williams Award recognizing ethnically diverse RPCVs – Submit nominations by June 22
      Please see the full details below on both programs.
      Also, check out the incredible work of Peace Corps Volunteers in the field!  http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press
      Help us continue recruiting the next ambassadors of international outreach and friendship, and refer someone great to Peace Corps.  Visit www.peacecorps.gov/increasepeace.  We are looking for new applications to come in before June 17 to help fill program spots for 2013.
      Thank you for continued support!!
      Christine Torres
      Public Affairs Specialist
      Peace Corps Chicago Regional Office
      312-353-7716, Fax: 312-353-4192
      "Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common
      as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us." - Sargent Shriver
      Follow Peace Corps online:
      The Peace Corps Office of Communications and Office of Global Health and HIV announce the official Peace Corps AIDS-Free Generation Photo Contest! Winners will have their photos showcased at the 2012 International AIDS Conference, held in the United States for the first time in 22 years, where 25,000 people will gather.
      Participants are encouraged to share photos from their Peace Corps experience that highlight the important contributions the Peace Corps makes in working toward an AIDS-free generation.  Please submit photos by Sunday, July 1.
      Winning photos will be:
      Ø  Showcased July 22-27, 2012, at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.
      Ø  Featured in the official 2013 Peace Corps HIV/AIDS Awareness Calendar
      Ø  Highlighted on the Peace Corps website, social media, and press
      Ø  Displayed in the Peace Corps headquarters building in Washington, D.C.
      First-place winners will also receive a framed certificate signed by Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams and Ambassador Eric Goosby, United States Global AIDS Coordinator
      Entries will be evaluated based on creativity and impact in one of the following categories:
      Ø  Education and prevention
      Ø  Treatment, care, and support
      Ø  Reducing/eliminating stigma and discrimination
      Ø  Photographic technical merit
      Nominations are Now Open
      for the 2012 Franklin H. Williams Award.
      The award will recognize ethnically diverse returned Peace Corps Volunteers from across the nation.
      Submit your nomination or find out more below.
      What is the Franklin H. Williams Award?
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      The 2012 Franklin H. Williams Award recognizes ethnically diverse returned Peace Corps Volunteers who exemplify a commitment to community service and Peace Corps’ Third Goal of promoting a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. 
      Peace Corps is proud to recognize and honor Franklin H. Williams and his remarkable legacy with this award. Franklin H. Williams was an early architect of the Peace Corps. He worked at the agency from its inception in 1961 to 1963 and helped Sargent Shriver – the first Peace Corps Director – promote the agency and its programs to the world.
      Who's Eligible? 
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      Nominees for this year's award must be ethnically diverse returned Peace Corps Volunteers. The general public may submit a nomination on behalf of any individual who fits the above criteria.  Apply Today »
      How to Submit a Nomination and Deadline
      Deadline is Friday, June 22, 2012
      Nominating yourself or someone else is simple, and you don't have to be a returned Peace Corps Volunteer to nominate someone.  Access and submit the online nomination form here.  

      Nomination Form »
      Questions, Contact the Office of Diversity & National Outreach
      Submissions must be received by
      11:59 PM, EDT on Friday, June 22, 2012.
      What We're Looking For
      Nominations for the Franklin H. Williams Award will be assessed on how the nominee has demonstrated the following:
      • a commitment to community service;
      • a sustained effort to generate awareness about the Peace Corps;
      • provision of valuable assistance Peace Corps’ regional recruiting staff; and
      • promotion of Peace Corps’ Third Goal of promoting a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

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