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As returned Peace Corps volunteers concerned about the refugee crisis, we engage the Peace Corps community in supporting refugees. We believe that RPCVs have the commitment, adaptability and cross-cultural skills to make a significant contribution to this global humanitarian effort.
Thank you, Mandy!
By Patricia Nyhan
Mandy Manning recently wound up her year of service as 2018 National Teacher of the Year, after a whirlwind of inspiring speeches across the U.S. on behalf of immigrant students.
We at PCC4Refugees say, “Thank you!”
We would say we’ll miss her courageous, relentless advocacy, if we didn’t know Mandy – always speaking out on behalf of her students and others like them. Her voice will continue to be heard.
When detaining children at our southern border captured her attention, she organized a high-visibility Teach-in protest in El Paso in February, along with other state Teachers of the Year.
This effort will go forward in an organization Mandy founded, Teachers Against Child Detention. We urge you to support TACD. Visit its website to learn more: https://www.teachersagainstchilddetention.org
Always an engaging, fearless speaker for issues surrounding refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants, Mandy recently reflected emotionally about her Peace Corps service in Armenia 20 years ago at an Armenian American conference. Check it out here: