Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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Events


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Free Cooking Class on African Heritage Cuisine

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Did you love learning how to make traditional dishes while serving in the Peace Corps? Are you interested in learning more? This is a great opportunity to learn how to cook African Heritage Cuisine right in Boston! Join BARPCV for this free cooking demonstration by A Taste of African Heritage.

RPCV Storytelling at JFK Library

Come to the JFK Library to hear pre-selected RPCV storytellers speak on the theme, Building Bridges: Sharing Cultural Experiences.

This live storytelling event will be at the JFK Presidential Library & Museum's Smith Hall, followed by a reception where you can socialize with RPCVs, friends, family, & guests. Graphic Recording services to be provided by Sheri Kennedy of www.FusionaryThinking.com to capture the stories in art as they're being told.

 

Click here for high quality videos of the stories told at this event!

Book Club - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

For October we will discuss the following book, which has just made the short list in non-fiction for a National Book Award:

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, David Grann, 2017. Traces the history of our government's breaking of promises to the Osage Tribe throughout the 19th Century, the discovery of oil under Osage land, the killing of some two dozen people between 1920 and 1924, and the solving of the murders as the FBI's first significant test. Reads like the plot of a detective novel - "a delicious, many-layered mystery."

We will meet at the home of Sue Kuder. Please RSVP if you plan to attend: SKuder@cmlaw.net.

Book Club - American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Our January book will be American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, Jeffrey Toobin. An account of Hearst's kidnapping and then participation in SLA crimes. Toobin presents his account chronologically but inserts back stories of the players and asides on the volatile cultural cross-currents of the time. The book's real power comes from Toobin's ability to convincingly and economically evoke a broad range of people.

Host: Barbara Scott Nelson

Book Club - The Gift of the Magi

In keeping with our tradition of reading a short Christmas classic, we will read The Gift of the Magi, O. Henry, 1905. This classic Christmas story was allegedly written at Pete's Tavern on Irving Place in New York City. The story was initially published in The New York Sunday World under the title "Gifts of the Magi" on December 10, 1905. It was first published in book form in the O. Henry Anthology The Four Million in April 1906.

Host: Diane McCormack

Can't make it this month? Read the next book and join us in January!

Book Club - A Gentleman in Moscow

We will be reading A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles, 2016. Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a 1922 trial, condemned for writing a poem. Already ensconced in luxury in Suite 317 of the Metropol Hotel he remains there for several decades. Many guests tell of Russia's condition and change Rostov's static life. The novel's themes run deeper than sociopolitical commentary to include parental duty, friendship, romance, the call of home.

We will meet at the home of Janet Ghattas and John Hand. Please RSVP to Janet if you plan to attend: janet.ghattas@gmail.com.

Can't make it this month? Read the next book and join us in December!

Upcoming Events

  • Sep 28 2018 - 6:00pm
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