Illustration major students in a University of Connecticut “Topics in Illustration” fall 2010 class created a poster series using a variety of media to capture what they felt was the essence of the Peace Corps in honor of our 50th anniversary. These prints are currently on display at Peace Corps HQ in Washington, D.C. and will become a travelling exhibition throughout the University of Connecticut’s regional campus libraries.
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joe Kennedy III (Dominican Republic, 2004-2006), whose great uncle President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps in 1961, throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians game on Friday, August 4.
Sasha Cooper Morrison, a member of our Global Operations team and an RPCV from Paraguay, and Tom Balemesa, an Atlas Fellow from Uganda working for our Africa Region team, perform West African dancing that includes movements that are a combination of Guinean dances accompanied by Senegalese drums. They graciously offered their talents during a world dance party at Peace Corps HQ to help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary.