50 Years of Service: Peace Corps Volunteers from 1961-2011
The Sixth Floor Museum
Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 2 p.m.
This special event is free with paid admission to the museum.
This Saturday, March 5, The Sixth Floor Museum will celebrate 50 years of the Peace Corps with a panel of volunteers to discuss there experiences. Panelists include Allen Mondell, Sharon Sugarek, Paula Selzer, Jonathan Braddick and Rodney Davis-Gilbert. The event will be at 2 p.m.
From the News Release
President Kennedy launched the Peace Corps in March of 1961 to challenge young Americans to contribute two years of their lives in service to people in developing countries. Fifty years later, The Peace Corps continues with the same mission, but with new challenges. Join us for a panel discussion with five generations of Peace Corps Volunteers as they reflect on how the experience changed their lives and made a difference in the countries where they served.
- Allen Mondell, Sierra Leone
- Sharon Sugarek, The Gambia
- Paula Selzer, Dominican Republic
- Jonathan Braddick, Ukraine
- Rodney Davis-Gilbert, Micronesia
Meet the Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum regularly has special guests who are tied to the Kennedy legacy. In 2010, the museum hosted photographer Bob Jackson, Secret Service Agent Jerry Blaine and Secret Service Agent Clint Hill. Agent Hill was filmed by Abraham Zapruder climbing onto the back of President Kennedy’s limo after the shots.
Here are some of the guests expected in 2011:
- Allen Mondell, Peace Corps volunteer and filmmaker – March 11
- Carlos Fonts, Bay of Pigs invasion force – April 8
- Col. Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7 astronaut – May 27