Returned Peace Corps Volunteers take the stage to share true stories of service abroad
The 6th Annual RPCV Story Slam will be held on Saturday, June 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Hostelling International New York City. It is located at 891 Amsterdam Ave. in Manhattan. Suggested contribution of $5 for entry and drinks also available for a donation. Proceeds will support a current Peace Corps project abroad.
When RPCVs tell stories, they humanize and illuminate places and people with that grassroots, Peace Corps perspective. Chuckle, cringe and even cry as RPCVs relive some of their most meaningful, bewildering and trying moments.
“RPCVs are a goldmine of heart-rending, poignant and comical moments that expose us to our own limits and help us push past them,” said Sarah Porter who served in Macedonia from 2005 to 2007. “We tell it like it is, and how it was: sex, death, being an outsider and even your village enemy eating your cat.”
Proceeds from the event will go toward an international community project that a current volunteer is raising money for through the Peace Corps Partnership Program.
ABOUT RPCV NYC:
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of New York City links RPCVs together and forges connections around the world through outreach, networking as well as charitable and social events for both potential and returned volunteers. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a National Peace Corps Association affiliate group. To learn more about RPCV NYC or any of our other upcoming events, please visit rpcvnyc.wordpress.com.
Sarah Porter, President, RPCV NYC