Gretchen Murphy

Gretchen Murphy (Survivor Corps in Vietnam): Gretchen has considerable experience of volunteering with human rights prior to her fellowship. Her jobs included working with Amnesty International’s International Justice and Accountability Program, and served at International Service for Peace (SIPAZ) in Chiapas, Mexico where she researched the impact of international organizations on indigenous nonviolence movements. Gretchen also interned at International Crisis Group in Washington DC. Where she focused on the role of new media in advocacy and the role of media in creating change. At the time of her fellowship, Gretchen was pursuing her Masters degree at American University’s School of International Service. After her fellowship, Gretchen wrote: “I witnessed some of the most genuine forgiveness I have ever seen. Although I did run across the occasional angry person (often rightfully so) ALL of the survivors I met were nothing but generous and welcoming to me. It was incredibly humbling.”



Mr. Truong Cong Dung – A Video Profile

03 Aug

Last Friday I went to visit Mr. Dung’s vocational training center for persons with disabilities in Dong Son commune.  With the support of LSN-V, Dung began offering training in incense making, silk-screening and candle making for his fellow survivors this past April.  His is a great story of leadership and initiative–I put together the video below in an effort to help him share it.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCGf0_eYq_8

To see pictures of the Training Center click on the link to Flickr.

And a special thanks to my coworker Meg for letting me steal her computer for hours at a time to edit my videos 🙂

Posted By Gretchen Murphy

Posted Aug 3rd, 2009

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