Thursday, April 09 - 07:00 PM
Join RPCVs as we watch the new Netflix documentary: There's Something in the Water using the Netflix Party app. Watch the trailer on YouTube. Co-directed by Ellen Page, the documentary looks at the environmental battle in Nova Scotia against landfills and industry pollutants.
Steps to join:
1. Download the Netflix Party extension for Chrome.
2. Receive the link on the night of from Ty to connect you to the group, click on the party URL, which will redirect to Netflix's website. Then click on the "NP" button next to the address bar, and you should automatically join our party.
Open to all RPCVs.
Please note that to officially sign up for this event, you must go to this link.Hey RPCVs, are you feeling stressed and anxious due to COVID19 constraints? Perhaps just frustrated or like you have too much pent up energy? Join Alle Kamela (RPCV Madagascar 2013-2015) for a virtual Yoga and Meditation class on Sunday, April 12th at 10 am to get out some energy and ground down. Alle (they/ them) will share their favorite practices for stress relief and calming the nervous system.As a Health Volunteer in Peace Corps, they found their calling to serve others by helping them focus on their physical, mental, and spiritual health. Alle is excited to bring their passion for yoga to the RPCV community in these trying times. Alle, who identifies as a larger-bodied person, strives to make all of their classes safe spaces for those who don't typically feel welcome or at ease in yoga spaces. Their classes are accessible for folx in larger bodies. It is also a trauma-informed style of yoga class. Yoga, famous in the West for physical postures, is actually a complex system which is scientifically proven to help relieve anxiety and depression among many other physical and emotional conditions.
The class is pay what you can/sliding scale with a suggested donation of $10-25. You can send money directly to Alle via venmo: @allekamela or Paypal). If you can't pay, sign up and send Alle a message so they know! They're happy to help folx in the RPCV community to relax and center themselves and would love financial support if you're able, as they are a full-time yoga instructor. But if you're not, please just communicate that.
If you've never done yoga before, don't worry, this class will be super accessible and adaptable for beginners. If you're a regular yogi, you may find class to be slower and gentler than usual and we'll definitely have a longer savasana than you're used to. We'll end with yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, which is akin to a guided meditation.
Monday, April 13 - 06:00 PMRSVP Limit
Nervous about an upcoming job interview? Want to sharpen your interview skills or practice your elevator speech? We’re here to help!
Join us for a Mock Interview Event! We will simulate a formal interview experience then provide constructive feedback. This event can help you get into the groove of virtual interviews before you jump back into the job market. RSVP above to get an email with the zoom link.
Join RPCV/W for Virtual Tuesday Happy Hours! Using Zoom, we will all "meet" up, share a BYOB drink and a conversation. This can be a really difficult time and we want to create a space for interaction. There will be breakout rooms, polls, and lots of great conversation starters.
Once you RSVP, you will be invited to the event and sent the Zoom link. Also, look out for our weekly drink recipe!
Friday, April 24 - 07:00 PMRSVP LimitAre you looking for a challenge? In a "Hackathon" format, this event will put people into random groups to try to come up with a solution to one of today's international development issues. To prevent any advantages, participants will be provided a select amount of materials to prep with and will be given the exact prompt during the event. Groups will have 60 minutes to come up with a solution and pitch it to the rest of the attendees. The winning group will be decided by a vote and will be featured in an upcoming newsletter.
This event is about thinking outside the box and working in a team environment. It is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. No experience is required and anyone is welcome. BYOB.