Peace Corps 50th Anniversary, pt. 2: 3 alumni remember


Concetta Bencivenga with her homestay family hosts in Thailand during her Peace Corps service, 1992-94. Photo courtesy of Concetta Bencivenga & Loyola Magazine.

Our guest (and former intern!) Sarah Edelman in her school in El Salvador in 2006.

A classic photo of guest Julia Zagar and her husband Isaiah with Peruvian artisans near Lake Titicaca in 1965, during their Peace Corps service.

Hour 2

In this second part of our 2-part look at the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, we’ll interview three Peace Corps alumni who served in three different parts of the world and three different decades about their experiences, and what their service has meant to them in the years since. JULIA ZAGAR, artist and owner of South Street’s famed Eyes Gallery, served in Peru in the 1960s; CONCETTA BENCIVENGA, executive vice president of the Please Touch Museum who served in Thailand in the early ‘90s, and SARAH EDELMAN, former Radio Times intern and current Public Citizen organizer who served in El Salvador from 2005 to 2007.

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