PC 55th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 23-24, 2016

Friends of Afghanistan Events:
  • Panjshir Restaurant in Falls-Church, VA: Thursday. Sept 22,  7 pm  Dinner rsvp with Dan Tuttle
  • Bazaar in the Exhibit Hall at George Washington University Friday Sept 23, 12 - 2:45 pm, Saturday Sept 24, 9 am to 2 pm
  • Friends of Afghanistan general meeting: Friday Sept 23 3:15 - 4:15 pm at the George Washington University Textile Museum.
  • The Bamiyan Weaving ProjectFriday, Sept. 23, 2016 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the George Washington University Textile Museum.  
     by Phil Smith in partnership with Growing Peace in Afghanistan and Mary McMaken
  • Dinner with Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib Friday evening Sept. 23, 2016 - space is limited - early reservations will receive priority.
  • Turquoise Mountain guided tour for 40 peopleThe Sackler Museum is free and people can go anytime they want, but the guided tour will be for those who RSVP with Betsy.   
  • Sunday Sept 25 9 am to 2 pm Walk for Peace, beginning at University Yard, GWU
Our members should email Betsy: betsy@afghanconnections.org to let her know if you wish to attend the Friends of Afghanistan events at the Afghan Embassy, Textile Museum or the Turquoise Mountain Exhibit there is a $25 registration fee per person. Attendance at these events require an RSVP and paid registration. Checks should be sent to Betsy Amin-Arsala. The registration deadline is July 31, 2016.

You can sign up for these events here:  REGISTRATION CLOSE
You can pay the $25 FoA registration fee here: PayPal payment


Updated FoA activities at the NPCA Reunion

posted Sep 6, 2016, 7:05 AM by Terry Dougherty

Celebrate the 55th PC Anniversary in DC September 21st - 25th
  • FoA Events:  
  • Thurs. Sept 22,  7PM  Dinner at-the-Panjshir Restaurant in Falls-Church, VA.
  • Friday Sept 23, 12 - 2:45 pm -Bazaar in the Exhibit Hall-at George Washington University 
  • Friday Sept 23, 3:15 pm- FoA Membership Meeting at the Tex;le-Museum, George Washington University
  • Friday Sept 23, 4:30 pm- The Bamiyan Textile Project, presentation by Phil Smith
  • Friday Sept 23, 7:00 pm  Afghan Embassy Dinner at the Afghan Embassy: 2341 Wyoming Ave NW
  • Saturday Sept 24, 9 am to 2 pm- Bazaar in the Exhibit Hall
  • Saturday Sept 24 3 pm - Special guided tour of  the Turquoise Mountain Exhibit, Transforming Afghanistan at the Free Sackler-Galleries, Smithsonian Museum on the Mall.
  • Sunday Sept 25 9 am to 2 pm Walk for Peace, beginning at University Yard, GWU

PC 55th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 23-24, 2016

posted Jun 30, 2016, 7:13 AM by Terry Dougherty   [ updated Jul 6, 2016, 12:11 PM ]

Friends of Afghanistan has several events planned in conjunction with the NPCA 55th celebration "Peace Corps Beyond" Sept. 22-25, 2016. 

We are negotiating with The River Inn to get a discounted room rate of $189 per night per room (1 or 2 pp) plus 14.5% tax for Sept 22-25, but this rate is dependent on 30 rooms being booked with deposits.  The River Inn is walking distance from all events on the GWU campus.  If you are interested in this accommodation, please inform Betsy immediately so that we can confirm with the hotel and get this rate.  betsy@afghanconnections.org

NPCA Peace Corps Beyond 2016 Annual Conference

posted Jun 30, 2016, 6:42 AM by Terry Dougherty   [ updated Jun 30, 2016, 6:43 AM ]

June 30, 2016 Final day for Early Bird Discount registration

Register today for the National Peace Corps Association’s annual conference - Peace Corps Connect - to take advantage of the final day for an early bird discount.

Peace Corps Connect is this September 21-25, 2016 in Washington, DC and will bring together hundreds of members of the greater Peace Corps community in commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the Peace Corps. The event will focus on how together we can achieve the Peace Corps’ Third Goal and contribute to key U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in the areas of economic development, environmental sustainability, equality and justice, global health and peace and security.

The conference features a series of breakout sessions and workshops, with highlights including:

  • A symposium for social entrepreneurs to engage with leaders from Silicon Valley to discuss resources and opportunities to launch your own initiative

  • A social media session for advocates working to empower women, girls and the LGBTQ community

  • A hands-on workshop for those on the frontlines of environmental sustainability, featuring demonstrations of tools and technology used to address changes in our natural resources.

Engage with experts in your field, network with peer professionals, and contribute on issues that matter most to you.

Check out the full schedule of events and register now to take advantage of the last day for the early bird discount.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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