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Posters for Peace

Iconic Calls to Join the Peace Corps

When you joined the Peace Corps, were you responding to the poster: Make America a Better Place: Leave the Country? Those edgy Peace Corps posters set a tone and helped inspire more than 240,000 Americans to see How Much You Can Give and to Go In Peace by joining the Peace Corps. Dozens of professional artists and graphic

designers were sending you a message. Did you get it?

Museum of the Peace Corps Experience exhibited 50 Peace Corps posters and ads donated by returned Peace Corps volunteers at ArtReach Gallery, Portland, Oregon from July 10 to October 16, 2022. The exhibit was curated by Dr. Sheldon Hurst, ArtReach Gallery Director and Curator.

 

Events at ArtReach Gallery

 

July 9-10, 2022 Opening Events   Posting Peace; Peace Corps Posters 1961-2022 exhibition

 

September 18, 2022 – Oliver Lecture – Jody Olsen, Peace Corps Director 2018-21
“Managing Global Health Emergencies: The Peace Corps Case Study”

 

October 6, 2022 – Peace Corps CEO Carol Spahn, (2021-present)
“Answering the Call Today”

 

October 16, 2022 – Alana DeJoseph, Director and Documentarian                   

“A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps” (screening)

Exhibition closing

 

Location: “Posting Peace” exhibition
ArtReach Gallery at First Congregational UCC
1126 SW Park Avenue, Portland OR 97205


Co-sponsors: ArttReach Gallery/Library, Portland Peace Corps Association, National Peace Corps Association, First Congregational UCC


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Date:
July 9 2022 – October 16 2022
Location:
ArtReach Gallery at First Congregational UCC
Date:
July 9 2022 – October 16 2022
Location:
ArtReach Gallery at First Congregational UCC