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Peace Corps Around the World

Email from Anthony Trujillo -

Dear CT RPCVs,

Thanks to those of you who signed up for the "Around the World with Peace Corps" event at the Hartford Public Library on March 5th! This is going to be a fantastic evening of sharing your experiences with the greater Hartford community and also connecting with each other. With the event just about three weeks away, there are now16 RPCVs signed up to participate representing a whole range of countries, sectors and years of service. There is still room for a few more. Next week, I'll send out a list of everyone who has signed up with some more info about table arrangements.

While there will be a recruitment aspect to this event, my hope is that through this event, your stories will inspire people of all ages, life situations and backgrounds to build bridges between cultures and countries whether they are able to serve at this point in their lives or not.

With this in mind, I'd like to ask for your help in getting the word out about this event and inviting the community to attend. This past week we sent out an announcement to all the prospective and current candidates in our network and over the next few weeks, I'll be working hard to get the word out about the event to all my campus and community contacts. But in order to really make this event a success, I'll need some help from you all and here are a few ways you can start:

1. This next week, think of the people, community groups, and companies/organizations that you're connected with: (friends, family, work, service organizations, youth organizations, schools etc). Take a few minutes to invite these people and groups to the event. You can submit announcements to newsletters and post this event on your Facebook page! Here is a link to the event details and registration on the Peace Corps website:

2. Please let me know about any free community event calendars, online or print, where this announcement can be posted. How do you find out about what's going on in the area?

3. If you have local media contacts, please let me know as well. I'm planning on having a press release sent out and it would be great if we had some media contacts who might be interested in picking this up.

4. Finally, as I mentioned, there is still room for more RPCV to host a table. Our RPCV database isn't 100% accurate so if you know of other RPCVs in the area who did not get the invitation, please pass it along. Here’s the link once again to the RPCV sign up form:

Thank you for your help and suggestions! I'm looking forward to a great Peace Corps Week celebration with you all!

Discover the world at this special Peace Corps Event: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will host tables and share stories from countries around the world.

Tues., March 5, 6:30 to 8:00pm, Downtown Hartford Public Library, Multipurpose Room

Find out how you can embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Peace Corps - visit or call 800.424.8580

Tue Mar 5 11:30pm – Wed Mar 6, 2013 1am GMT (no daylight saving)
Downtown Hartford Public Library, Multipurpose Room (map)