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9/23 Story Telling Workshop
Story Jam
Come to the workshop ready to share an experience. It doesn't have to be super polished, just bring it, an open mind, and some enthusiasm and we will have a good time. All are welcome. You do not have to be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer More>>

10/8 RPCV Ukraine Panel
(@ Commonwealth Club)
Story Jam
Five recently returned Peace Corps volunteers who served in diverse regions around Ukraine discuss the lives they shared with the people in their communities. In big cities and small towns, east and west, the daily interactions of these volunteers put a human face on the peoples, young and old, living in a country facing an uncertain future.More>>

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Guatemala RPCV book & food

10/14/14 Tue (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Platano Restaurant
2042 University Ave., Berkeley
Contact:Jayma Brown (jaymaghana@earthlink.net)


Join us for a discussion of a Guatemalan RPCV book, When I was Elena by Ellen Urbani Hiltebrand and Latin American food at Platano (easily accessible to Downtown Berkeley BART).

When I Was Elena is an extraordinary account of a young American woman's sojourn in the guerrilla-infested mountains of Guatemala. Shattering the concept of a typical memoir, the author's personal story is interlaced, chapter-for-chapter, with tales told from the perspectives of seven indigenous women she encountered during her journey. At once a coming-of-age adventure and a haunting history of the struggle to overcome oppression - both personal and cultural - this genre-breaching work heralds the arrival of a daring new talent in American literature.

Platano's always has good food and good service. Please RSVP to jayma at jaymaghana@earthlink.net.