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“Posting Peace” in Portland

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?

“Posting Peace; Peace Corps Posters 1961-2022” exhibition features 50 posters and ads published by Peace Corps and other groups over six decades. Museum of the Peace Corps Experience hosts the exhibit July 10 – October 16 with ArtReach Gallery, 1126 Southwest Park Ave. in Portland, Oregon.

Accompanying events feature Peace Corps history

Sunday, September 18 at 3:30 pm
Josephine (Jody) Olsen, Peace Corps Director 2018-21
Managing Global Health Emergencies: The Peace Corps Case Study
Oliver Lecture 2022 hosted by First Congregational UCC

Thursday, October 6 at 5 pm
Carol Spahn, Peace Corps CEO and interim Director
Answering the Call Today

Sunday, October 16 at 3 – 6 pm 

Alana DeJoseph, Director and Documentarian
“A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps” (Film screening)

Exhibition closing reception
Location: “Posting Peace” exhibition
ArtReach Gallery at First Congregational UCC
1126 SW Park Avenue, Portland OR 9720