Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Event in Olympia Feb. 27

Bob Findlay has shared  an invitation from the SEAPAX satellite group in Olympia:

On February 27th at 12:30- 3:00 pm a potluck will be held in the Longhouse at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia WA 98505 .

Everyone is invited to attend and mark the founding of the Peace Corps.  Country of Service attire is encouraged.

Featured speakers are Al Guskin and Bob Textor who were central to the foundation of the Peace Corps: .

Al Guskin, former Chancellor of Antioch University and member of the first Peace Corps group to travel overseas, met with President Kennedy at the U. of Michigan in 1961 and urged him to set up such a program which became the Peace Corps.

Bob Textor developed the original training materials used by the Peace Corps to prepare volunteers for their assignments and went on to serve on the faculty of Stanford University for many years.

Al and Bob will share with us those heady early days of the Kennedy Administration.

In keeping with the spirit of the Peace Corps, attendees are asked to bring a dish from around the world to share, as well as plates and utensils to reduce the amount of trash left over.

The event is co-sponsored by Olympia World Affairs Council (OWAC), the Olympia Area Peace Corps Association and The Evergreen State College, Center for Community Based Learning and Action.

Directions to the Longhouse:  http://www.evergreen.edu/tour/home.htm

Oly50thPotluck For more information: rfindlay@iastate.edu

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