Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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Restaurant Night: Eritrea & Ethiopia

Feb 28 2017 - 6:00pm

Please join us during Peace Corps Week for a yummy dinner at Asmara, an Eritrean/Ethiopian restaurant in Central Square. Whether you’ve never tried this cuisine, or you’ve been hankering for it lately, definitely join us. We will meet at Asmara; make sure to bring cash and your appetite. RSVP here!

Restaurant Night: Peru

Feb 27 2017 - 7:00pm

Get your fix of Peruvian charcoal chicken, empanadas, and chicha morada with other RPCVs during Peace Corps Week. Machu Chicken is a great affordable spot in Union Square - RSVP here!

Taza Chocolate Factory Tour

Feb 26 2017 - 3:00pm

Do you love chocolate? If so, then join us during Peace Corps Week for a tour of the Taza Chocolate Factory. Taza is a local bean-to-bar company that makes organic, fair trade, stone ground chocolate using traditional Mexican stone mills. The tour is educational, fun, and there is no shortage of free chocolate!

The tour costs $8.00 and the factory is located right in Somerville. Only 8 spots are available, so RSVP today

Peace Corps Week 2017

Feb 26 2017 (All day) - Mar 4 2017 (All day)

Peace Corps Week celebrates President Kennedy's establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. This year's theme is Highlighting Hospitality: How does your Peace Corps Country Make People Feel Welcome?

Book Club - Big Little Lies

Jun 15 2017 - 7:00pm

The book for June is Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty.

Big Little Lies is the story of the long-term effects of parents' abusive relationship. It takes a powerful stand against domestic violence, balanced with humor. "A seemingly fluffy book suddenly touches base with viscous reality."

We will meet on Thursday, June 15th, location TBD.

Book Club - The Sympathizer

May 25 2017 - 7:00pm

The book for May is The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

The Sympathizer is recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Set as the flashback in the coerced confession of a political prisoner, the book tells the story of the South Vietnamese Government in 1975 and subsequent events in American exile in Los Angles, through the eyes of a half-Vietnamese, half-French undercover communist agent.

We will meet on Thursday, May 25th at the home of Sue Kuder. Please email her at if you plan to attend so she can organize the food.

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

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