WBEZ | Amy Maglio http://www.wbez.org/tags/amy-maglio Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Women’s Global Education Project celebrates 10 years http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-women%E2%80%99s-global-education-project-celebrates-10-years-110808 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/GA-WGEP.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Women&rsquo;s Global Education Project (<a href="http://www.womensglobal.org/">WGEP</a>) was one of our first ever Global Activism stories 10 years ago. And Jerome sat down with its founder and Executive Director, Amy Maglio and Adji Senghor WGEP&#39;s Senegal Project Director and Aniceta Kiriga WGEP&#39;s Kenya Project Director. For <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, they&#39;ll all update us on the work the group is doing today.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167287651&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-women%E2%80%99s-global-education-project-celebrates-10-years-110808 Global Activism: Stories from the Peace Corps http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-04/global-activism-stories-peace-corps-90095 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-03/Kennedy_greeting_Peace_Corps_volunteers,_1961.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. In 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries.</p><p>That speech laid the foundation for what became the Peace Corps. Since its founding, more than two hundred thousand Americans have volunteered to serve communities in need all over the world and to help promote a better understanding between Americans and other cultures.</p><p>Today we mark the anniversary of the Peace Corps with a few former volunteers who've been featured on our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_self"><em>Global Activism </em></a>series: Amy Maglio, founder of the <a href="http://womensglobal.org/" target="_blank">Women’s Global Education Project</a>; Patsy Mertz, founder of <a href="http://www.ivorycoastaid.org/" target="_blank">Ivory Coast Mothers and Children</a>; and Barbara Janes, who belonged to the first group of volunteers in 1961.</p></p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-04/global-activism-stories-peace-corps-90095 Global Activism: Stories from the Peace Corps http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/global-activism-stories-peace-corps <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Kennedy_greeting_Peace_Corps_volunteers,_1961.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday on our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a> series, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place. On today’s segment we thought we’d do something a little different.</p><p>In 1960 Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. That speech was the beginning of the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps was Kennedy’s idea but it was his brother in law, Sargent Shriver, who would establish the agency and serve as its first director. Earlier this month Sargent Shriver passed away. We thought we’d remember his legacy today with several former Peace Corps volunteers.&nbsp;</p><p>Amy Maglio is the founder of the<a href="http://womensglobal.org/" target="_blank"> Women’s Global Education Project</a>. Patsy Mertz is the founder of <a href="http://www.ivorycoastaid.org/" target="_blank">Ivory Coast Mothers and Children</a>. Barbara Janes served as part of the very first Peace Corps class in 1961, in Pakistan. They have all been featured on the Global Activism series and they join us to reminisce about the Peace Corps.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:54:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/global-activism-stories-peace-corps