Welcome to Peace Corps Iran Association!
Jeanette Gottlieb, PCIA President
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PCIA NOWRUZ CELEBRATION MARCH 20
A message from PCIA president, Jeanette Gottlieb:
It is time to sign up for our virtual Nowruz celebration. I believe that the Iranians have it right and the vernal equinox announces the renewal of the year. This year especially we need the renewal after a long winter of being inside made worse by Covid restrictions. Join us on March 20th for music, dancing, poetry, stories, and a haft seen table to welcome the Iranian new year.
Beginning time for this is 10:00 AM Pacific, 1100 AM Mountain, 12:00 PM Central, and 1:00 PM Eastern. The Zoom link will be emailed to you before the event begins.
To join in the festivities it will be necessary for you to log in to www.peacecorpsiran.org and reserve your free tickets on the Events page. Do not delay. Registration limited to 50 because we are in virtual learning mode.
The registration process is like using Eventbrite. To register for your free tickets, please click HERE.
Newly opened - Museum of the Peace Corps Experience at the American University Museum - Virtual Tour. Click HERE.
PCIA member Jim Whitaker donated a Peace Corps Medical Kit. View the kit and read the story by clicking HERE.
Peace Corps Iran Association (PCIA) is an organization of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Iran between 1962 and 1976, as well as Peace Corps Iran staff, trainers, family members, and all who are interested in the legacy of Peace Corps Iran. The values of Peace Corps turn on the premise that peace is not accomplished through force but through tolerance, understanding, and diplomacy. We at PCIA seek to extend these values to achieve peaceful solutions to the challenging relationship between Iran and the United States. We seek partners with similar values and missions, and we support our members in outreach.
PCIA’s activities fall into two broad categories: Researching, preserving, and disseminating the history of Peace Corps in Iran; and promoting mutual understanding between Americans and Iranians as groundwork for peace. Our outreach today includes "cultural diplomacy", which expands on traditional "Peace Corps" engagement; and "advocacy", which is directed toward national policy and legislation. We stand, in principle, for promotion of social justice and well-being of all people within and between countries.
You can find out more about our "Advocacy" and "Legacy" programs by following the specific tabs. We also publish three newsletters -- the KhabarNameh (three issues yearly). From the Field (a monthly report on Board and member activities), and the Advocacy Bulletin (political updates). Finally, learn about our biennial conferences, which are open to all and draw nationwide attendance.
We are an Affiliate of NPCA
We are an affiliate of National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). NPCA is the nonprofit alumni network at the center of a vibrant community of over 230,000 people who share the Peace Corps experience. NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging, and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of Peace Corps. Visit NPCA’s website to learn more.
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