|By Admin1 (admin) (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, August 09, 2008 - 6:30 pm: Edit Post|
1969: Gary Forrester served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guyana in New Amsterdam beginning in 1969
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Gary Forrester can be contacted at forrestergazaaoldcom
Country of Service: Guyana
Training Group: Philadelphia
Cities you served in: New Amsterdam
Arrival Year: 1969
Departure Year: 1971
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Legal work on Indian reservations in USA, Australia, New Zealand; music career as recording artist and composer; novelist and poet. See Wikipedia article "Gary Forrester" for details.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Yes, I think we were used as young & idealistic tools of propaganda for right-wing American foreign policy, to soften up the locals for the cumulative intervention of American greed and dominance.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Will Lesser, Ken Bryson
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Originally posted: August 8, 2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1969; Peace Corps Guyana; Directory of Guyana RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Guyana RPCVs
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