Peace Corps Week Celebrations 2016

Peace Corps Week celebrates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, the Peace Corps community celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad and renews its commitment to service. This year the theme of Peace Corps Week is Highlighting Happiness: What Does Joy Look Like in My Peace Corps Country?

As part of the week’s activities, Rutgers will be hosting a screening for the film
27 Months, followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director and former Peace Corps Volunteers. This event will take place on Monday, February 29th from 7 to 10 pm. There will be a pre-screening reception at 7 pm followed by the screening at 7:30 pm.

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In addition to the film screening, there will be Country of Service Displays provided by RPCVs.  Anyone interested in participating should contact Christie Musarpcvnj.president@gmail.com

A Peace Corps art exhibit is being coordinated in relation to this event.
For details, contact Nancie Gunkelman ngunkelman@gmail.com

Location: Livingston Student Center, 84 Joyce Kilmer Ave. Piscataway, NJ 08854
For driving directions: http://studentcenters.rutgers.edu/livingston-student-center/

From http://27months.filmarcher.com
Adventure and idealism may drive Peace Corps volunteers to serve two years in remote communities, but is this enough to overcome the dissonance between Americans and the developing world? Three Americans challenge themselves and their neighbors to bridge cultural chasms and find common ground during 27 months of getting lost, getting sick, struggling with friendship, romance, humor and the nagging worry that all their efforts will amount to nothing.
Directed by Ashley Tindall and shot by Tindall and Clare Major (RPCV Senegal).

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