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25th Anniversary Citizen Diplomacy Reunion

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Seattle, WA

Citizen Diplomacy Reunion Weekend
Event Timing: July 10th - 12th, 2020
Virtual Reunion
Contact us at (206) 441-6136 |

Over the past 25 years, more than 900 Citizen Diplomats have joined us in efforts of reconciliation and peace building. It is because of your dedication, generosity, and compassion that our work is possible. It is because of you that our partnerships are so strong, and that the US and Vietnam are no longer adversaries, but are friends.

This July 11th marks two important anniversaries – the 25th anniversary of normalization of diplomatic relations between the US and Vietnam, and the 25th anniversary of PeaceTrees Vietnam. We could not think of a more appropriate way of honoring this date than by having a Citizen Diplomacy Reunion. Though we would like to join together in person, due to the covid-19 crisis, we will be holding this reunion virtually. Whether you were on that very first trip in 1996, or our most recent trip in January 2020, we hope that you will join us virtually as we honor 25 years of friendship and diplomacy building!

Here's what you can expect for the virtual Citizen Diplomacy Reunion weekend:

Friday, July 10th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Vietnamese Cooking Lesson - Virtual cooking lesson. Tune in to be reminded of the flavors of Vietnam! This will be a simple, follow along cooking lesson. We will email out a grocery list before hand!

Saturday, July 11th 5:30 - 6:45 pm - Celebration of 25 years of partnership in Vietnam. Hear from PeaceTrees Executive Director, Co-Founder, Citizen Diplomats, and our Friends in Veitnam:
Welcome – Past and Future - Claire Yunker, Executive Director
The Beginnings – How the First Trip Came to be – Jerilyn Brusseau, Co-Founder
Trips Through the Years - Robert Stokes, Sr. Advisor and Citizen Diplomat Representatives
Hello From Our Friends in Vietnam!
Virtual Tree Planting Ceremony and Hello from the PeaceTrees Team in Vietnam

Sunday, July 12th 10:00 - 11:00 am - Coffee with PeaceTrees' Co-Founder, Jerilyn Brusseau - listen in on a one on one conversation with Jerilyn Brusseau and stick around to say hello, or ask any questions you might have about PeaceTrees' journey.

Sunday, July 12th (times TBD) - Join travelers from your trip (or trip year) for Virtual Trip Reunions! Gather with your fellow travelers to reminisce on your time together in Vietnam and to catch up on life since your trip together.

  • mcknight group
  • Fran's Chocolate
  • State Dept
  • Sahale
  • PerkinsCoie
  • Flying Good Group
  • Chateau St. Michelle
  • Chinoise
  • Olde Thompson
  • Prolumina
  • Columbia Bank
  • Lustre Cal
  • Red Boat Fish Sauce
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Louisa Davis Properties