Illinois - Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA)

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By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, July 13, 2001 - 5:56 pm: Edit Post

Illinois - Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA)

By Kate Eggert on Monday, April 01, 2002 - 2:38 pm: Edit Post

I am an 8th grade teacher in Hinsdale, Illinois. We are organizing a "Sixties Day" on Friday, May 3rd and are interested in hearing about the experiences of any RPCVs. If anyone is willing to come to Hinsdale Middle School to speak to our students, please contact me.

Thanks in advance.

Kate Eggert (630) 887-1370 x205

By geoff baker on Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 12:55 pm: Edit Post

Please come out to Oak Park on Saturday October 19 for a unique and historic presentation:

Globalizing Justice

A discussion with Guatemalan community leader Eulogia Lopez

Eulogia Lopez is a Maya Kaqchikel woman representing the Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR) in Guatemala. The AJR represents victims from the 20 rural communities who have charged the high military command of the regimes of Fernando Romeo Lucas García (1981-1982) and Efraín Ríos Montt (1982-1983) with genocide. The lawsuit against Ríos Montt, currently president of Congress in Guatemala, is Central America’s first lawsuit to accuse a sitting politician of genocide. Ms. Lopez is from the community of Santa Anita las Canoas, Chimaltenango, where on October 13, 1982, the Guatemalan army encircled the village and gathered more than 100 men for a meeting near the church. After separating young people, adults and elders into rows, 24 men from the group were taken inside the church, where they were chained, tied with ropes and tortured all the night, their screams heard throughout the village. The following morning, six men were taken from the group, tied to the barbwire fence of the church and executed in front of the community. The army threatened the community not to denounce these acts, and then proceeded to do the same to another six men. Ms. Lopez’s husband was among the murdered. Following the executions, the soldiers looted and burned the homes in the village, and destroyed fruit trees and corn. Eulogia previously participated in activities coordinated by CONAVIGUA (The National Council of Widows of Guatemala) and GAM (the Mutual Support Group for family members of the disappeared) in her community. She will talk about her testimony and the upcoming genocide trials.Presented by The Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) in conjunction withLos Niños de Nuestros Corazones (an organization for adoptive families with children from Latin America)and The Committee in Support of the Social Movement for Democracy in Guatemala (CAMSDEGUA)

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2002
Place: Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall (behind church parking lot to the left) 924 Lake Street, Oak Park (parking available in church lot and in parking structure next door) Time: 11:30 a.m. Potluck Luncheon 1:00 p.m. Speaker presentation/discussion Please bring a dish to pass. Child care will be available during discussion – advance notice appreciated.RSVP to Amy & Geoff Baker (708/660-1415) or Karen & Greg Halvorsen Schreck (708/383-4389)Donations to NISGUA will be collected at the event (cash or check)

Feel free to spread the word far and wide about this event. Thank you.

Geoff Baker Gabon 91-93

By Linda Mills on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 11:46 am: Edit Post

Part-time Employment Opportunity
Community Representative

Dear Peace Corps Friends,

AYUSA International is a non-profit high school foreign exchange student organization. We welcome teenagers from over 60 countries worldwide and provide host family placement and ongoing supervision for 5 and 10 month academic programs. We are a community of citizens who believe it is our privilege and our greatest responsibility to help create a worldwide family who will embrace our children with an accepting, open heart wherever they choose to live.

As Peace Corps alumni, we know you share this vision and we invite you to apply for the position of Community Representative. The ideal candidate should enjoy teenagers, have a strong desire to communicate cross-culturally and feel comfortable networking in the community. Basic responsibilities include recruiting and interviewing host families, providing ongoing support to families and students and maintaining professional relationships with local high schools.

This position pays a stipend per student as well as travel incentives, leadership enhancement opportunites, and most of all, a chance to promote a more peaceful world for our youth to inherit.

Full training and ongoing support is provided through one of several branch offices located in the Chicago area. Please apply to or phone toll-free 1-888-552-9872.

By Leslie Williams ( - on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 8:12 am: Edit Post

Friends of Kenneth Irwin, Peace Corps Volunteer to Papua New Guinea in the middle 80's, are looking to establish contact with him. The PNG family name is Mumna. Last contacted Kenneth in 1989 while he served in Katmandu. Only known address was in Illinois. Please respond to if you can help. Thanks.

By msommers ( on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 12:58 pm: Edit Post

HIV/Case manager position open in Uptown neighborthood in Chicago. Please contact Mary Sommers, 773-751-1732

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