RPCV/W (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington DC) is an organization for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and our community members to convene and connect through social events, professional development activities and community service opportunities to give back to the DMV. Our organization is passionate about supporting our members' and our community's needs to address white saviorism, disparities, and other systemic issues that are holding us back from a better world. We hope to provide a network of resources and support for our members as we continue serving in our careers and through cross-cultural experiences.


The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington DC (RPCV/W) fosters an inclusive network for members to connect through social, professional, and service opportunities. We build upon the skills and experiences of RPCVs to serve our communities and promote a deeper understanding of our world and its cultures.


We envision a world in which all people are respected, valued, and treated with dignity and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers’ knowledge, skills, and perspectives are recognized and utilized for positive change in the Nation’s Capital and beyond.

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  • This is a Peace Corps Office/Spectrum sponsored event. We are sharing the event details on RPCV/W website as a save the date. 

    From PC Office, "Peace Corps has traditionally participated in the DC-area Capital Pride ParadeWe are very excited to participate again this year with a Peace Corps contingent.  Spectrum is organizing this event and we are excited to extend this invitation to our Spectrum members, Peace Corps staff, friends, and family who wish to attend the event."

    TIME: Afternoon of Saturday, June 10, 2023. More details to follow. 

    WHERE: Logan & Dupont Circle Neighborhoods, Washington, DC (we will get more specific location, meetup, and timing instructions from the organizers and communicate that timely)

    WHAT: We will be meeting as a group and then walking the 1.5-mile parade route. We will be decorating a Peace Corps vehicle as part of the 'Peace, Love, Revolution' theme. Participants will also be able to carry flags from around the world to represent the many countries where volunteers serve.  We also request help from creative individuals, if able, to help us decorate our float. Please let us know if you're available to help with brainstorming and decorating. 

    If you want direct communication with Spectrum and want to carry a FLAG please send an email to [email protected] with the following information:

    1. Your name
    2. Number of people coming with you
    3. Email address (so we can share parade details with you); Note: Advisable to provide a non-PC email account for day-of communications, updates, changes.
    4. Flag preference (based on availability, first come first served).
    5. Can you help decorate the float?

    Please RSVP here if you want to receive information for the Parade event as we get closer to the date.

    RSVP   Add to Calendar 06/10/2023 12:00:00 06/10/2023 18:00:00 America/New_York Capital Pride Parade 2023 Check https://www.rpcvw.org/capital_pride_parade_2023 for the latest info. Washington , DC 20005, United States [email protected] share
  • Friday, June 16 - 03:00 PM

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    DC/DOX 2023 | DC/DOX 2023 (eventive.org)

    DC/DOX is a new documentary film festival showcasing powerful, timely stories in our nation’s capital. DC/DOX brings together innovative visions, bold voices, and truth seekers in celebration of documentary cinema.

    We will be attending 2 films back to back at Eaton Cinema, 1201 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 on June 16th @ 3pm and 5:30pm. Join us for one or both!

    "20 Days in Mariupol" ($15)Fri, Jun 16th, 3:00 PM @ Eaton Cinema, 94 minutes

    An AP team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting atrocities of the Russian invasion. As the only international reporters who remain in the city, they capture what later become defining images of the war. With nearly a decade of experience covering international conflicts for The Associated Press, 20 Days in Mariupol is Mstyslav Chernov’s first feature film. The film draws on Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage of his own country at war. It offers a vivid, harrowing account of civilians caught in the siege, as well as a window into what it’s like to report from a conflict zone, and the impact of such journalism around the globe. 

    "DC/FRAME Lost & Found" (FREE): Friday, June 16, 2023 5:30 PM EDT. Bring Them Home: 32 min; Park Regent: 22 min; Finding Us: 13 min

    Three short films that explore the profound impact of losing one's home and the journey to find one’s way back. This program introduces individuals and communities grappling with the loss of home, whether it be through the harrowing experience a family fighting for the return of a beloved father and husband who has been taken hostage, the new discovery of shared ancestry among enslaved people, or the impacts of gentrification on a building and neighborhood. 

    RSVP   Add to Calendar 06/16/2023 15:00:00 06/16/2023 19:00:00 America/New_York DC/DOX: 2023 DC Documentary Film Festival Check https://www.rpcvw.org/dc_dox_2023_dc_documentary_film_festival for the latest info. 1201 K St NW, Washington,, DC 20005, United States Pattie Walsh [email protected] share
  • Friday, June 16 - 08:00 PM

    Let's check out our favorite 90's Cover Band White Ford Bronco, a DC original at easily the best music venue in DC 9:30 Club. Please RSVP here and purchase your ticket HERE for $25. Doors Open at 8pm but let's plan on meeting in front at 7:45pm. I will not be able to bring PC flag but I will have my RPCV/W T-Shirt and a PC hat. I will send out a coordinating email the week before. Let's plan on grabbing dinner and drinks nearby starting at 6pm. More details to follow. 

    RSVP   Add to Calendar 06/16/2023 20:00:00 06/16/2023 23:00:00 America/New_York White Ford Bronco Check https://www.rpcvw.org/white_ford_bronco for the latest info. 815 V St NW, Washington , DC 20001, United States Brian [email protected] share
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