Peace Corps Week features film screening Feb. 29 at University of Nebraska


A Towering Task film poster


A screening of the documentary, “A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps,” will be presented at 5 p.m. Feb. 29 in the Nebraska Union’s Swanson Auditorium at the University of Nebraska.

In the film, host country nationals, Peace Corps Volunteers and staff, and scholars and journalists take a closer look at peace building, economic development, and political independence through the Peace Corps’ more than six decades of trials and transformations. “A Towering Task” asks what role should the Peace Corps play in the 21st century?

Sponsored by the Global Experiences Office, School of Global Integrative Studies, and Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, the screening is free and open to the public. Popcorn and soda will be served. Learn more on the events calendar and RSVP by Feb. 28.

This event takes place during Peace Corps Week (Feb. 25 to March 2), which commemorates March 1, 1961, the day that President John F. Kennedy established the agency. In addition to the screening, students can learn more about Peace Corps service and Peace Corps Prep at Nebraska from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 in Oldfather Hall, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 29 in Carolyn Pope Edwards Hall.

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