: Latin America
: Zoom Link
: April 24th 2021, 2:00 PM CDT (Chicago/Houston/Central, USA) - Time Difference Calculator
: Look Below
Welcome to the novel and first Latin American Virtual Meetup! Considering that the pandemic is still outside, I think that this will be a great experience for all of us who are stuck at home.
So, how is it going to work?
Well, this will be a virtual meetup. I’ll send a postcrossing forum message about 2-3 hours before the start of the meetup with a zoom link. About 5-10 minutes the meetup time arrives, I will open zoom and everyone will be able to join. Please make user that you have set up a microphone and (preferable) a webcam.
Once in the zoom room, please change your name to your “name, location, postcrossing username.” We will then introduce ourselves and show our favorite postcards that we’ve received from around the world. Afterwards, we will just talk about random postcrossing topics, or anything anyone wants to talk about.
About languages…As many languages are spoken in Latin America (Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Creole, Quechua, Mapudungun, etc.), we will try to find the best lingua franca for everyone. As of now, the meetup will be conducted in either English or Spanish, depending on what will make the best common language. However, if you need help if language will become a barrier, let me know and I will do my best to accommodate anyone. I will also try to make captions available for those who are hard of hearing.
What about the cards?
I’ve included the card designs, front and back (subject to change), in the post below. You may print the design out onto cardstock or postcard paper and send it. I will also try to create a map with everyone’s location (countries) to print on the back of the cards.
However, not everyone can print out their own cards. If that’s the case, I’m also going to print out copies and send batches of them (probably 5 postcards per batch) to anyone who needs it. If you’d like some, just PM me and I’ll add you on a list. The only caveat is that if you receive a batch, please consider swapping with me a postcard from your country/area.
What do I need to do?
If you plan to attend, please message me with your name, postcrossing name, where you’re from, and what language you’re comfortable speaking/understanding. Also, please let me know if you’d like a batch of postcards mailed to you.
Message me with any questions! Can’t wait to make this a reality!
Edit: This event is open to anyone and everyone!