A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps

Add to Calendar 03/01/2020 13:00 03/01/2020 05:00 America/New_York A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps Documentary covering the almost 60-year history of the agency. From the Peace Corps' founding under John F. Kennedy, through tough times during the Vietnam War. https://www.barpcv.org/events/a-towering-task-a-peace-corps-documentary [email protected] JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA MM/DD/YYYY

A surprising revival during the Reagan administration, to today's Peace Corps Volunteers serving at the forefront of some of the most pressing themes facing the global community, A Towering Task takes viewers on a journey of what it means to be a global citizen. Historians, journalists, former staff and volunteers, and host country nationals come together to tell a story of many voices, a story about the enormous challenge of building peace. Notable interviewees include President Jimmy Carter, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Representatives Donna Shalala, Joe Kennedy, and John Garamendi, Maria Shriver, Tim Shriver, and Teddy Shriver, as well as Peace Corps founders Harris Wofford and Bill Josephson. Following the premiere, national and international distribution is planned through community screenings, film festivals, college and university programming, public television broadcast, and eventually streaming.

Date and Time
03/01/2020: 1:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Location
JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA
Email
[email protected]
Website
https://www.barpcv.org/events/a-towering-task-a-peace-corps-documentary