Posted at the request of Jayma Brown from the East Bay (who is copied
"Early Peace Corps to Present Day Crisis Corps: One Volunteer's
Perspective" . . . ?
Please come and hear Peter Montalbano talk about his Crisis Corps
experience. One of the big things he brought back from that
experience was a new snapshot of the Peace Corps today as compared to
his experience in one of the early groups (Thai 11). He regards both
of his Peace Corps experiences as seminal and powerful ones in his
life, but one of the unique things he brings to the view of Crisis
Corps is the perspective of an early-on volunteer. He'll talk about how
wonderful this last experience was for him, what exactly volunteers in
the Crisis Corps did, and how grateful he was for having had the
opportunity to work in tsunami relief. He will also share how his
accomplishments fell short of what he thinks they could have, partly
because of Peace Corps policies and what appears to be a kind of
institutional ossification setting into the organization.
Wednesday, September 13 at Krung Trep, a Thai restaurant in El Cerrito
(East Bay) for dinner and a talk from Peter Montalbano on his
experiences in the Crisis Corps helping with post-Tsunami recovery.
Dinner will be from 7-8:00 pm. Peter will talk from 8 to 8:30 and
answer questions afterwards. For dinner we'll be having: Thai spring
rolls, Get Drunk Noodles (a spicy version of Pad Thai), Pra Ram Long
Sod Pak (mixed vegetables with peanut sauce), Thai green curry with
chicken, and rice. Cost is $10/person.
Restaurant: Krung Thep, 11224 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito.
510-232-9316. The cross street is Potrero on the northeast side of the
street. Restaurant is only 3 blocks south of the Del Norte BART.
Reservations must be made to Jayma Brown (510) 237-0231 or
, by Friday September 8th. Please specify
vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Jayma will be pre-ordering and
pre-paying for the meals, so please take your reservation seriously.
We can have a maximum of 32.
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