July Empress Newsletter

We’re in the full swing of summer now. And hurricane season is here to stay until November. To keep yourself informed of tropical storm and hurricane developments in the Caribbean, we suggest liking and following the Facebook page NWS NOAA National Hurricane Center.     Music: Israeli singer Netta won the Eurovision Song Contest this …

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March Empress Resources

Happy March! Have you noticed the days getting longer as we move into springtime? Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun on these long days! What an exciting and busy month full of new beginnings! Congrats to Group 87 on their COS conference! Meanwhile, Group 88 is celebrating one year …

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Empress Winter Retreat 2017

Last weekend we had our annual winter Empress Retreat up in the beautiful, cool Blue Mountains of St. Andrew Parish. At the retreat we had insightful sessions led by Peace Corps volunteers, Peace Corps staff, and Jamaican women. It was a wonderful, cathartic weekend full of delicious food, late night talks, a movie night, s'mores, …

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January Empress Email

Empress is a women's peer support group for female Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in Jamaica. This group offers a judgement free, open forum space to commune with fellow Peace Corps Volunteers to discuss and manage women's challenges during service. Some issues include managing gender roles, expectations and perceptions, unwanted attention and catcalling, and maintaining …

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