Archive - April 11, 2011

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RPCVs Sit-In at the Peace Corps
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Making Peace with the World is Published

RPCVs Sit-In at the Peace Corps

[Thomas F. Roeser is (or was) a radio talk show host in Chicago, a right winger, and he has (or had) a blog: www.tomroeser.com. A couple years ago he wrote about the Peace Corps as he was the agency’s PR person in 1970 when a band of RPCVs took over the building. I’ve heard and read various accounts of this happening, and have friends who were part of it, but here’s Tom’s take from his blog of the day and night the RPCVs sat in at the Peace Corps. I’ve edit it down some for length. – j.c.] IN MAY, 1970, a week after the Kent State shootings in Ohio, more than 100,000 anti-war demonstrators converged on Washington to protest the shooting of the students as well as the Nixon administration’s incursion into Cambodia. Police ringed the White House with buses to block the demonstrators from getting too close to the mansion. Early in . . .

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Making Peace with the World is Published

[Richard Sitler has been working on this photo project for years and he has produced a wonderful  book. It is a great way to celebrate the 50th, giving his book as a gift, or keeping it yourself for your coffee table.]  Order Making Peace with the World, a commemorative book celebrating the 50th anniversary of Peace Corps, at Other Places Publishing: http://www.otherplacespublishing.com/mpwtw.html The book is also available at Amazon.com – A portion of publisher proceeds from this title will go to Peace Corps projects around the globe. In June 2009, Richard Sitler embarked on an epic journey to document Peace Corps Volunteers serving communities around the world. Over the next two years, Richard would find himself traversing the planet while staying with Peace Corps Volunteers, experiencing their communities and work sites, and documenting what it’s like to be a Volunteer in the modern Peace Corps. Richard discovered that the values President Kennedy had imagined . . .

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