Jackie Spurlock, cofounder and current board member of Peace Corps Iran Association, board member of Portland Shiraz Friendship Community
Peace Corps Iran Association advances peace and understanding between Americans and Iranians through education, outreach and advocacy, and upholds the legacy of the Peace Corps in Iran.
PCIA membership consists of volunteers and staff who served in Iran, Americans and Iranians who seek peace and understanding, and all who support the goals of PCIA. We do this mainly by sharing the unique perspectives of members, organizing reunions and conferences open to all. We also engage in education, outreach and advocacy. In keeping with the vision outlined by President Kennedy in 1961 to “bring the world home,” we believe our experiences and appreciation of Iran will make a positive contribution to the ongoing debates about US policy with regard to Iran and promote a deeper understanding of this important ancient and contemporary culture.