On Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. the Lenoir-Rhyne University Graduate Center Asheville is hosting a presentation by former Peace Corps and AmeriCorps volunteers in celebration of National Peace Corps Week.
LR is partnering with Asheville Green Drinks to host a night of storytelling. Thepresenters will tell 10-minute tales of culture shock, blunders, successes and inspiration. Those brave few who elected to volunteer their time in underdeveloped communities around the world will be on hand to reveal realities they would never have experienced in any other way. They’ve become a part of a place tourists will never see, and they know what’s behind the curtain.
The format, based on the award-winning “Moth Radio Hour,” is designed to provide a platform for plenty of voices, outlooks and perspectives.
Peace Corps volunteers sign up for two-year stints and are placed in countries that request their assistance with a variety of projects from teaching business skills and English to helping address water quality and food scarcity issues. AmeriCorps is a U.S.-based organization that provides volunteers to underserved communities for one-year terms to serve in a wide variety of capacities.
This LR/Green Drinks event is open to all—those who served, those who didn’t and those who are considering it. There will be opportunities to ask questions about bothprograms and how to serve locally or abroad.
IF YOU GO:
What: An evening of storytelling from returned Peace Corps and AmeriCorpsvolunteers
Were: LR Boardroom, 2nd Floor, 36 Montford Ave, Asheville
When: Socializing from 5:30 until 6 p.m.
Presentation from 6 until 7 p.m.
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