Memorial Service for Ambassador Chris Stevens – October 16, 2012
By Sarah Kana on Friday, October 12th, 2012
Chris Stevens, the US Ambassador who was killed in Benghazi last month, was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 1983-85. He taught English in a Moroccan high school an hour or so north of Marrakech.
Following is information on a Memorial Service for Chris Stevens
Tuesday, October 16th at 4:30pm
San Francisco City Hall Service is open to the public.
All Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) are welcome.
Peter Laugharn, who served with Stevens, notes, “I had already been in Morocco for a year when Chris arrived. I did not see him often (Morocco is as big as California, and I was up near Fez), but what I knew of him I liked, and I have followed his career since with admiration.
Chris was an exceptional Peace Corps Volunteer coming out of Morocco with fluent Arabic, lifelong friendships, and the start of a career building bridges between the US and the Arab World. His death shocked and saddened the RPCV community. But it has also brought us back together, and strengthened the resolve of many RPCVs who served in the Arab and Islamic worlds to put more energy into our Third Goal efforts.”
J. Christopher Stevens Fund
Ambassador Stevens’ family has established the J. Christopher Stevens Fund in his honor (www.rememberingchrisstevens.
Peter Laugharn has offered to collect ideas from the RPCV community on possible uses for the Fund for the family. If you have ideas that would honor Chris’ work of strengthening understanding between the US and the Arab World, please send them to Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org.