Archive - January 24, 2019

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NPCA Gives An Update on Peace Corps and the Government Shutdown
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RPCV Kristen Roupenian (Kenya) book tour

NPCA Gives An Update on Peace Corps and the Government Shutdown

Here is the link to the article posted  on the National Peace Corps Association website which we have posted below. https://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/articles/peace-corps-community-response-to-the-partial-government-shutdown?utm_source=National+Peace+Corps+Association+E- Newsletter&utm_campaign=d220bb5209- “As the partial shutdown of the federal government – the longest in history – enters its second month, it is imperative that our political leaders pass appropriations legislation that will allow the Peace Corps and other federal agencies to get back to work. We are very proud of the service and sacrifice of the thousands of individuals who work for the Peace Corps. Hundreds of these workers remain on the job – many without pay – to make sure the more than 7,000 volunteers serving in the far corners of 65 countries are safe, secure, and receiving basic support.   What exactly does the continued partial government shutdown mean for the Peace Corps? Steady at the helm, Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen assures us that the agency is fine, . . .

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RPCV Kristen Roupenian (Kenya) book tour

  If you want to see and hear Kristen Roupenian (Kenya 2003-05), author of You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other Stories, here are the remaining spots on her cross country Book Tour.   January 24th 7:30 pm Booksmith at the Bindery 1727 Haight St San Francisco January 25th 4:30 pm University Bookstore University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary 1415 NE 43rd Street Seattle, WA February 25th 6:30 pm New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Library 476 5th Ave New York, NY February 28th 7:00 pm Harvard Bookstore 1256 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA • You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other Stories Kristen  Roupenian (Kenya 2003–05) Gallery/Scout Press January 2019 $24.99 (paperback), $12.99 (Kindle) You Know You Want This brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them.    

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