SEAPAX Commemorates “Peace Corps:50 Years of Promoting Service and Global Understanding” on Sunday, March 20, 2011

Peace Corps: 50 Years of Promoting Service and Global Understanding
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Seattle Public Library, Central Library,

1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA 98104
2:00- 4:30 p.m.

Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps and its Impact on the Civic Life of Seattle and Beyond. Sponsored by the Seattle Public Library and SEAPAX.


  • 2:00- 2:10 p.m.: Welcome (Microsoft Auditorium,  Level 1 ;  near 4th Avenue entrance)
  • 2:15-2:55 p.m.: Workshops & Discussion (#1 in Microsoft Auditorium; #2, #3, #4  in  meeting rooms on Level 4)
  1. Join the Peace Corps at Any Age: Beyond recent college grads, Peace Corps now actively seeks the expertise of those 40+ years old, creating new opportunities for RPCVs
  2. Bringing the World to the Classroom: RPCV educators share the significance of Peace Corps service to their work as teachers of students at all age levels
  3. Peace Corps in Perspective*: Talk with facilitator on topics like role of Peace Corps in foreign policy, contemporary programs, supports for volunteers, and more. REGISTRATION CLOSED.
  4. Book Group*: Discussion of Little Bee by Chris Cleave, a novel set in Nigeria and England illustrating the intersection of the personal and the political in global context
  • 3:00- 4:30 p.m.: Reception: Program and light refreshments ( Room 1, Level 4)

Please note: Registration is NOT required for workshops #1 and #2, nor for the reception. *Pre-registration is required  only for discussion sessions #3 and #4 due to space limitations. Each session will be open to the first 20 people who register. If any spaces become available on the day of the event, it will announced during the event introduction .

Directions: the Central Library is located between Spring and Madison Street and between Fourth and Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle. The Central Library is easily reached by all modes of public transportation that serve downtown Seattle. For more information, please consult the online  Metro Transit Trip Planner which covers King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, including Washington State Ferries. The City of Seattle also has a detailed website on Finding Your Way Around Town.  Driving directions are available on the SPL website.  Paid parking is available in the library garage.  On-street parking is free on Sundays, but is always in limited supply.

Directions to Level 4 of the Central Libary: Take escalator to Level 3, turn left, walk to red stairs at northwest corner of Level 3, take stairs, turn left for Rooms 5 or 6, or straight for Rooms 1 or 2.  If you are unable to use the stairs, take elevator to Level 4.

How you can help: SEAPAX needs volunteers to staff an information table and to help with event logistics; see separate post on this website for details.  Monetary donations will be gratefully accepted to help cover the cost of refreshments.

For more information, to sign up to help, or to pre-register  for discussion session  #4 , please send an email to:
Be sure to include your full name, email address and phone number in your message.

We look forward to seeing you on March 20! Please check the SEAPAX website frequently for the latest event updates.

Joana Ramos
Chair, SEAPAX 50th PC Anniversary Committee