Peace Corps at 50: Celebrating the Journey
A weekend of stories, music and food March 4 - 6, 2011

For those who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers, the journey only began when you completed your service.  To honor the past 50 years of Peace Corps and to celebrate its future, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado invite you to a weekend of stories, food and music. All Saturday and Sunday events will take place on the University of Denver (DU) campus.

Saturday, March 5th  Panel Discussions - 1:00pm to 5:15pm Reserve your spot via this invitation to listen to discussions on the following topics: • ”Peace Corps through the decades” or “Peace Corps and politics”• ”I was there when…” or “How the Peace Corps change our lives”• ”Future of Peace Corps” or “Adjusting to different cultures” Location: Sturm Hall - 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Denver, CO 80208

Interlude - 5:30pm to 6:45pm Appetizers and drinks 3rd Goal Showcase Location: Driscoll University Center- 2050-5 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80208

Celebrating the Journey Gala - 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for an evening of food and music, as we celebrate Peace Corps! Musical guests will be Brazilian Samba/Bossa Nova/Villa Lobos pianist Thais Nicolau AND Kissidugu:  West African Percussion and Dance (visit their website HERE). Listen to live music, and if you haven’t had your 2 drinks - now is a time to indulge. We invite guests to dress in attire from their country of service, or whatever you want to wear to celebrate! Location: Driscoll University Center- 2050-5 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80208

All proceeds of from Saturday’s celebration will go towards supporting the Clean Cookstove Project in El Salvador

Pre-Party

Friday, March 4th  Dine Around Denver - 5:30pm We invite you to join your fellow RPCVs from your region of service to dine at ethnic restaurants around Denver beginning at 5:30pm. (We encourage you to join the group with whom you served- ie, you served in Peru, you eat with the South America group.) To RSVP, please email the contact person listed below by February 28, 2011. Locations: Throughout Denver

Regions of Service Caribbean- Please contact Jenni Stanford at stanford.jenni@gmail.com Central America and Mexico- Please contact Sue Golding at goldingjs@comcast.net

South America- Please contact Dan Taubman at daniel.taubman@judicial.state.co.us

Eastern Europe and Central Asia- This dinner is now FULL, but please contact Arianne Burger at aburger@gmail.com if you want to be added to the wait list.

North Africa and the Middle East- Please contact Jon and Becky Bringewatt at jbringewatt@hotmail.com

Africa- Please contact Evan Roth at evanmroth@gmail.com Asia-Please contact Randy Monson at randall.monson@gmail.com The Pacific Islands- Please contact Casey Burnette at caseandcoop@gmail.com

Film “Shriver: An American Idealist” - 8:00pm Make it an evening on the town! We invite you to a screening of “Shriver: An American Idealist” showing at 8:20 at the Denver Film Society’s Colfax Film Center.  To purchase a discounted ticket, please visit the event site here. Location: 2510 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80206

Post-Party

Sunday, March 6th  Meditations on Peace - 9:30am The celebration continues on Sunday for all members. Please join your fellow RPCVs as University Chaplain, Rev. Gary R. Brower, Ph.D, leads a non-denominational service for peace. Location: Evans Chapel 2199 S. Vine St., Denver, CO 80208

Farewell brunch The DU Peace Corps Community will host a free brunch immediately following the Meditations on Peace service in the same location as the service. Location: Korbel school building- 2201 South Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80208

Here is the link to make reservations and buy tickets:

http://www.rpcvcolorado.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=66&Itemid=73