Southern Association of Black Peace Corps Volunteers

Increasing the number of African Americans in the International Arena

News and Events

Upcoming Events

  • Please visit our calendar at Community Events
  • Peace Corps Week/Black History Month Africa Day Diversity Dinner
    • Attend this special awareness event to socialize with Peace Corps staff, returned Volunteers, applicants and nominees in a casual setting. Learn about various volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain insider tips to become a more competitive applicant or just come and enjoy some great food and great company:

       Peace Corps Diversity Dinner in honor of Black History Month and Peace Corps Week

      Friday, March 1, 2013

      Starts @ 6:00pm

      Clark Atlanta University

      Trevor Arnett Hall

      2nd Floor

      Meal Catered by Motherland Kitchen & Spices

      African Restaurant (http://www.motherlandkitchen.com/)

      (770) 402-7077

      Free Senegalese Dance Lesson  by Assane from Sekhou Senegal http://www.sekhousenegal.com/

      AUC STUDENTS: $5.00 or free if you do not eat.

      Open to the public

      Cost $10.00 per person (food, soft drink, tax & tip)

      Contact Recruiter Leslie Jean-Pierre to discuss how YOU can live, learn, and work with a community overseas.

      Please RSVP with Leslie Jean-Pierre at ljeanpierre@cau.edu

      Limited space so RSVP early.

      Looking forward to seeing everyone on March 1st. This is going to be a great event!

    • An added Feature on Friday Peace Corps Africa Day Event is now we will be able to tour the Clark Atlanta University Art Collections of African-American, African and Contemporary Arts.Clark Atlanta University is the proud steward of several cultural treasures.  Renowned for its historic and comprehensive African-American Art Collection, the University also houses small, yet notable, African and Contemporary art collections.  Highlighting these treasures is a series of six murals, titled Art of the Negro, painted by celebrated artist and teacher, Hale Woodruff (1900-1980).

      The event will be held in Trevor Arnett Hall on the second level in the Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries and Lobby.

      Traveling West on I-20, take the Lee Street exit; Turn right onto Lee Street; pass through one traffic light and park in any of the lots to your right ($2-3.00); walk northeasterly approaching the back of Trevor Arnett Hall.  Walk toward quadrangle to enter front of facility.

Past Events

  • August, September and October – Voters Registration
    • DON’T FORGET TO VOTE
  • Thursday, September 20, 2012 – Franklin H. Williams Awards in DC (Road Trip)
  • Thursday, October 4, 2012 – Diversity Dinner at No Mas Restaurant
    • Thursday, October 4, 2012 – Diversity Dinner: AUC PC Office & SAB PCV will host a Diversity Dinner at No Mas! Restaurant in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Come and enjoy the good food and great company.  For more information contact Leslie Jean-Pierre at ljeanpierre@cau.edu or info@sabpcv.org.  The diversity dinners are opportunities for people interested in Peace Corps to informally meet Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs)  in a relaxed setting. The dinners are generally held during a heritage month and takes place four times a year.  We encourage RPCVs, Peace Corps applicants, their family and friends to join us. $15.00 per person (dinner, soft drink, tax and tip inclusive).  Come mingle with RPCVs, family, friends and those that are interested in joining the Peace Corps.
  • Sunday, October 21, 2012 – AIDS Walk and 5K Run 2012 Join Us!

Friends and Family Peace Corps Panel Discussion held at the Shrine of Black Madonna on Thursday, December 1, 2011.

We had over 50 participants attend the event.  The audience was approximately 95% African-American. One participate who happened to be a returned Peace Corps volunteer mentioned that it was ‘the most amount of African Americans’ she had seen ‘at a Peace Corps event.’  Before the event the SAB PCV sponsored a social moment (about 30 minutes) with refreshments which gave attendees time to socialize and relax a bit.  The event started with the introduction of Rulester Davis, President of SAB PCV who pledge to that her group would do all it can do to help the AUC Peace Corps Office and the Atlanta Regional Peace Corps office to increase awareness of Peace Corps opportunities in the African American community.  Ms. Davis introduced the officers of the newly formed RPCV group and welcomed everyone to the event.  Next Mr. Julius Coles was introduced and he talked about his time at Africare and how he and his wife were supportive of their daughter joining Peace Corps.  He was a wonderful speaker and the attendees were very receptive to him.  The Panel was introduced and Leslie Jean-Pierre, AUC Peace Corps Recruiter moderated the questions.  The panelists were all earnest with their answers and the audience definitely seemed to relate.  What made this event so successful was the fact that everyone participated in sharing their stories and concerns when they first heard about their family member joining Peace Corps.  Also, parents in the audience also took the opportunity to share their own stories of their sons and daughters currently serving in the Peace Corps and how importance it is to play a supporting role.  We had a few notables in the audience as well.  Dr. Durley, the 1st African-American to serve in Liberia (1968) who participated in the Civil Rights movement with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr shared with the audience on how Peace Corps changed his life.  We had a visiting Peace Corps staff member from Swaziland share how supportive Peace Corps is while volunteers are overseas, which reassured the audience that their family member medically well taken care of while they are away from home.  After the panel was concluded the Vice president of SAB PCV, Leslie Etienne invited the attendees to enjoy more of the refreshments.

 

Monday, January 16, 2012  – M. L. King Walk: SAB PCV members, Peace Corps Atlanta Regional Office, AUC Peace Corps community and the RPCV community will walk together in the M. L. King Jr. Parade.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012Diversity Dinner: AUC PC Office & SAB PCV host a Diversity Dinner at Cottage Ethiopian Restaurant in honor of Black Heritage Month and Peace Corps Week.  Come and enjoy the good food and great company.  For more information contact Leslie Jean-Pierre at ljeanpierre@cau.edu or info@sabpcv.org.  The diversity dinners are opportunities for people interested in Peace Corps to informally meet Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in a relaxed setting. The dinners are generally held during a heritage month and takes place four times a year.  We encourage RPCVs, Peace Corps applicants, their family and friends to join us.

Monday, February 27 – March 4, 2012Peace Corps Week: Join thousands of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers as they celebrate Peace Corps’ 44rd anniversary by promoting world peace and friendship in their communities.  You can join in honoring the Peace Corps’ tradition of service by sharing the knowledge and insights gained from your overseas experiences with your own community.  Students, neighbors, and colleagues are certain to be curious about your host country’s culture, customs, and languages. For more information or to register please visit peace corps’ peace corps day website at www.peacecorps.gov/rpcv/peacecorpsday/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow SAB PCV and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 35 other followers

Members Blogs

SAB PCV Calender

November 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  
MPCA

Minority Peace Corps Associaton

Carter's Blog Corner

Find Me on Facebook: Carter's Blog Corner

Southern Association of Black Peace Corps Volunteers

Increasing the number of African Americans in the International Arena

%d bloggers like this: