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  • 13 May 2022 by Evangelina Sundgrenz

    Thursday, June 9, 2022

    5:00 pm – 8:00 pm PT

    Tiki Lounge at Eastlake Bar & Grill

    2947 Eastlake Avenue East

    Seattle, WA 98102

     

    Come Together... to welcome NPCA President Glenn Blumhorst to SEAPAX!

    Come Together... to hear inspiring stories from fellow RPCVs!

    Come Together... to celebrate Peace Corps' return to service overseas!

    Come Together... to relish meeting in person after a very long time!

    Come Together... to express solidarity with our friends and communities in Ukraine!

     

    Everyone is welcome, bring a friend!

    Tickets: $15.00 per person, includes light buffet

     

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    Your donation of an additional $5.00-$10.00 will help cover actual event costs

    and support future programming.

     

    There's still time to sign up to share your story

  • 05 Feb 2022 by Evangelina Sundgrenz

    Join our Events Team!

    One of the biggest surprises of the pandemic may be how quickly we adapted to remote work and meetings. Going into year three of restricted gatherings, we want your help to create and deliver a variety of live and virtual events for our RPCV community.
    Email info@seapax.org

  • 04 Feb 2022 by Evangelina Sundgrenz

    In this session, SEAPAX board members Kenney Tran and Jerome Siangco, veteran Peace Corp volunteers in Colombia and China, respectively, will share their stories on why they became Peace Corps volunteers and offer some of their lessons learned during their service. The two will also provide their perspectives on volunteering for the Peace Corps during the global pandemic.
     

    • Wednesday, February 16, 2022
      6:30 PM
      Zoom link will be sent out once your registration is received

     

    ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

     

    KENNEY TRAN is a current candidate in the Master of Public Administration program at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. He spent two years as a community economic development volunteer in the Peace Corps in Colombia. His areas of focus within Colombia were gender and racial equity, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and small business development. Tran has also spent time working in the fields of higher education at Merrimack College, his alma mater, as well as public health and non-profit work through an anti-racist lens at Better Health Together and #IAMNotAVirus. Tran remains involved with Peace Corps endeavors on both national and local levels via the National RPCV Racial Justice Initiative as well as The Colombia Project. 

     

    JEROME SIANGCO is a project associate for Next Generation programs and outreach at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). Siangco served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Guizhou Province of China where he worked on education development and cultural exchanges. Siangco’s primary role was working with faculty and students at Liupanshui Normal University, here he was selected as a Peace Corps security warden, peer support advisor, and in-service trainer. He currently serves on the board of the Seattle Area Peace Corps Association where he directs the nonprofit's advocacy efforts, working with Washington state legislators to support Peace Corps legislation. Jerome has a master’s in International Policy and Development, graduating with Distinction from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies from the College of the Holy Cross.

     

    The session will be moderated by Mariam Anderson, who has served for many years as a board member for the World Affairs Council of Tacoma.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Your Zoom link for this event is contained in your confirmation email.

     

     

     

    For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wactacoma.com/event-4674085

     

  • 28 Jan 2022 by Evangelina Sundgrenz

    2022 SEAPAX BOOK CLUB

    Meeting time:  3PM - 5PM 
    Dates:   February 13  (April 10, June 12, August 14, and October 9).

    Questions or to join, contact: SEAPAXbooks1@gmail.com

    Sunday, February 13, 3-5 PM

    Virtual - email SEAPAXbooks1@gmail.com to be added to the Book Club invitations.

    The Shadow of the Sun

    by Ryszard Kapuściński, Klara Glowczewska (Translator) (non-fiction)

     

     In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland's state newspaper. From the early days of independence in Ghana to the ongoing ethnic genocide in Rwanda, Kapuscinski has crisscrossed vast distances pursuing the swift, and often violent, events that followed liberation. Kapuscinski hitchhikes with caravans, wanders the Sahara with nomads, and lives in the poverty-stricken slums of Nigeria. He wrestles a king cobra to the death and suffers through a bout of malaria. What emerges is an extraordinary depiction of Africa--not as a group of nations or geographic locations--but as a vibrant and frequently joyous montage of peoples, cultures, and encounters. Kapuscinski's trenchant observations, wry analysis and overwhelming humanity paint a remarkable portrait of the continent and its people. His unorthodox approach and profound respect for the people he meets challenge conventional understandings of the modern problems faced by Africa today.