i am from tobruk in the east of libya i am still sad about this man i am really like him and i hope the libyan govrment will catch the killer—-juma esham
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Chris had a passion for building bridges between the peoples of the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States. In this spirit, a fund has been established in his name to support this important, yet unfinished, endeavor.
I was made aware of Chris Stevens shortly before the Arab Spring, and slowly became aware of his work over the next months. It is because of his life and work that I decided to study International Policy at Indiana University, and hope to continue the work that he was a part of in the future.
It was also an honor to listen to the Honorable Richard Lugar give a lecture at my university on February 18th, where he made special mention and note of Ambassador Stevens and the path he led.
I am truly sorry the the world lost such a good human being.
Ambassador Stevens has inspired me to do so much with my life and I am eternally grateful for everything he has done. I plan on following a similar life path and doing everything I can to continue his efforts. Thank you Chris, I don’t think I could ever think of anyone to be a better hero than you are to me.
John Natsoulas Center For The Arts presents: The Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Exhibit: Artists for Peace and Common Understanding between the Peoples of the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States
Exhibition: April 4th - April 20th, 2013
Opening Reception: April 6th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Contact: Nancy Resler - 530.756.3938 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Hours: Wed-Th: 11am- 5pm, Fri: 11am-10pm, Sat-Sun: 12pm-5pm
On April 6th, 2013, we will celebrate the life and accomplishments of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens with live jazz and an exhibit of original art with an emphasis on Middle Eastern and North African artists and themes. Chris loved the land and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa; he went beyond the walls of the Embassy to learn first hand the concerns of the people. Secretary Hilary Clinton referred to him as a “Jazz Diplomat,” always improvising the next stage of conversation and collaboration as he made friends for the United States.
We will also be holding a sub-exhibit of small works of art from friends, relatives, and artists touched by Chris’s story. Chris Stevens will always be remembered by his friends and family for his post cards from foreign lands. As early as age 7, he sent postcards to keep in touch and maintain relationships throughout the years. We wish to continue in the tradition of this democratic art form - anyone can enter, and all entries received will be included in this exhibition. The small works can be visual, written word (memories, poetry), or combinations. All entries must be postcard size with postage attached.
Overall the exhibition will bring together artists from around the world with the goal to create a lively, visual dialogue about peace and cultural acceptance between the United States and countries of the Middle East and North Africa, which we hope will continue to grow long after the exhibition is over.
Chris had a passion for building bridges between the peoples of the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States. In this spirit a fund has been established in his name to support his important, yet unfinished, endeavor. All proceeds from the exhibition will go toward the J. Christopher Stevens Fund (see www.rememberingchrisstevens.com).
Elmer Kropp, MD, Chris Stevens, Paul Fiest. Montclair, CA, 1978
Do you know what it’s like to vaguely remember something you are sure, so sure of?
With Chris’ passing I had that. With comments from the press I remembered something. I looked but I couldn’t find it.
I was recently asked for a copy of my social security card. You got to be kidding… That was issued my first job-over 30 years ago.
Well it takes a search or a divine plan:
Here it is 1978:
-Why is Paul, Chris’ best friend?
-Why am I his best friend?
Because we are Piedmont! Check out this picture.
Here’s the short version as I remember-
Best Friends, Out to pizza Friday night-“Roundtable” in Montclair.
And Chris , smiling, gregarious, charming and debonair,
It takes a square dancing trio to match us up!
He did that evenly, comfortably and I defer to Paul to tell more-
hello from Benghazi to the family and specially the kids i swear every time i see his picture i f33l like he was a very good man and he never deserve what happen he wa live among us he was very humble and down to earth and he is getting closer from people where he live and i never seen lovely personality as him before , it was stupid thing to kill him no one replace this man it was usa mistake they knew weapons every where and many crazy people here and Benghazi isn’t safe place he suppose to be in Tripoli at that time specially after the movie and 11.11.2011 same history i hope my word reduce some pain inside me and inside who read my message coz i have good insight to know nice people from first glance please accept my profuse apologize
Memorial Service at San Francisco City Hall, courtesy of SFGTV.
The death of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 hit very close to home as our own Austin Tichenor and Chris were old friends from high school and college roommates. For this reduced audio wake, Austin is joined by fellow roommate Steven McDonald as they share memories and pay tribute to this extraordinary man. Featuring lessons in confidence, stories of bravery, examples of the value of a broad and wide liberal arts education, diplomatic responses to undergraduate theatre, unfortunate attempts to politicize his death, and the embodiment of humor and grace under pressure. (Length 32:46)