<!-- Copy everything on this page and paste it in Mailchimp using the <> Source button in the editor --> <h1 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/events">Official Events</a></h1> <br><br> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/advocacy_training_hh">Global Issues Advocacy Training & HH</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/advocacy_training_hh" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3565/meta_images/original/Global_Issues_Advocacy_Training.png?1546825601" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3565/meta_images/original/Global_Issues_Advocacy_Training.png?1546825601" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Friday, January 18 - 05:30 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/advocacy_training_hh" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=400+First+St+SE%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20003%2C+United+States">Tortilla Coast</a></h3> <p style="font-weight: 400;">UPDATE: The training is FULL, but we'd still love to see you at the happy hour! Don't forget to <strong><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/zzqIsNO8Rd5IraBD2">register here</a></strong>.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">***</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">During this year's National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) <em>National Days of Action in Support of the Peace Corps</em>, NPCA and RPCV/W will recognize and support the members of our community that are active and passionate about a variety of issues of global concern.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">On Friday, January 18, we invite you to start your Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend attending a Global Issues Advocacy Training and Happy Hour at Tortilla Coast, 400 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>To help us with our planning, we request that all attendees RSVP in advance for this event. Space is limited. </strong>Please fill out this <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/zzqIsNO8Rd5IraBD2">brief survey </a>to register. Those who do not register via the survey will not be allowed to attend.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><u>Training</u>: Starting at 5:30 PM, you can sign up for our one-hour introductory training on being a Peace Corps community advocate on key global issues. Learn the basics of being a citizen lobbyist here in the heart of nation’s capital for a cause in which you believe. Find out more about the activities of various NPCA affiliate groups working on issues of global concern and how you can be involved.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><u>Happy Hour</u>: From 6:30 – 8:00 PM, workshop participants and others are invited to a happy hour. The first drink (or possibly two?) is on us!  Connect and network with other RPCVs interested in public policy issues, hear a brief presentation from representatives of several cause-related affiliate groups and find out how you can get involved and make a difference.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Space is limited, so sign up today for the one-hour workshop and/or the happy hour!</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">    </span></p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/zzqIsNO8Rd5IraBD2"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Register here</strong></span></a></h4> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>Those who RSVP on the RPCV/W website <span style="text-decoration: underline;">must</span> also register at the link above.</strong></em></p> <hr> <!-- End Official Events, Begin Member Led Events --> <h1 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/events">Member-Led Events</a></h1> <br><br> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/8956/nova_rpcv_martin_luther_king_celebration">NOVA RPCV Martin Luther King Celebration</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Sunday, January 20 - 03:40 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/8956/nova_rpcv_martin_luther_king_celebration" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1441+Wiehle+Ave%2C+Reston%2C+VA+20191%2C+United+States">Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation</a></h3> <p>Martin Luther King Celebration at 3:40 pm on Sunday, January 20th at the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston, VA 20191)<br>The event will include fantastic gospel singing in a special Voices of Inspiration program sponsored by the Reston Martin Luther King, Jr. Church and hosted by the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation. The program starts at 4 pm but we recommend arriving at least 20 minutes early so that we may enter and sit together as a group.. We will meet outside the entrance to the building at 3:40 next to a Peace Corps sign. Following the program, members are also invited to dinner at Cafe Montmartre, a French restaurant in Lake Anne Village Center (1625 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190).Please rsvp for the event on our website: https://www.novarpcv.org-Martin-Luther-King-Celebration</p> <p> </p> <hr>