Welcome to Peace Corps Iran Association!
Jeanette Gottlieb, PCIA President
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Now through December 31st, view Bam 6.6 online
December 26th marks the anniversary of the 2003 BAM earthquake which killed over 26,000 people. The United States, along with other countries and humanitarian organizations, sent resources to help, including trained dogs and medical personnel.
At the 2019 San Diego PCIA conference Jahangir Golestan showed his documentary in which he tells the story of an American couple who were caught in the Bam earthquake. The audience was clearly moved by the way Iranians responded with kindness and compassion to the injuries and grief of their American guests.
Golestan has made the film available for online viewing until December 31st. You can read his letter to PCIA members which contains the link to the film 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.
This year we will partner with the RPCVs of Madison, WI to support the International Calendar fund raiser. Click Here for more information.
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