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Friends of Vanuatu Anniversary Event: Night ONE

22 Jul 2021
8:30pm - 10:30pm EDT

Anniversary Event 

Night ONE: Special Guests


Note Timezone! 

πŸ‘‰πŸ½  July 22nd, 8:30 PM EDT, 5:30 PM PDT (Thursday Evening USA)

πŸ‘‰πŸ½  July 23rd, 11:30 AM Port Vila (Friday Morning Vanuatu)


Join us for this live ZOOM get-together with current Peace Corps staff in Port Vila to commemorate 31 years of Peace Corps service in Vanuatu, and 41 years of Vanuatu independence. 

This will be an evening to hear from special guests with a very unique relationship to Vanuatu and Peace Corps. We'll hear from others with a unique perspective of America, too! 

Note: We will be drinking kava throughout the evening, but kava is not required. Please bring your favorite beverage to help us toast PC & V2. 


✦ Welcome Message

  • Introductions of participants

✦ Prayer by PC Staff

✦ Community Updates

  • FOV2 Cyclone Harold Fund
  • Vanuatu Covid Response
  • Peace Corps Vanuatu Status

✦ Guest Speaker

  • Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Peace Corps Director (2012-2017) 
  • Learn what it's like to be the director of America's volunteer agency, what she would tell President Biden about the Peace Corps, and her experience visiting a remote PCV site in Vanuatu in 2016.

✦ Yumi Go Lo America! 

  • Learn Ni-Van's first impression upon visiting America

✦ Guest Speaker

  • Odo Tevi, Vanuatu Ambassador to the U.N. (2014 - Present) 
  • Learn about a day in the life of a U.N. ambassador, hear about US-Vanuatu diplomatic relations, and perhaps learn about "kava diplomacy" in NY city. 

✦ Q&A 

  • Time permitting, we will open the floor for attendees to ask questions of our special guests. 


22 Jul 2021
8:30pm - 10:30pm EDT

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