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“Celebrating Peace Corps” Exhibit & Events Nov. 14-18, 2016

As part of International Education Week (Nov. 14-18, 2016) the African Studies Library is offering the following exhibit and events.

Exhibit:   “Peace Corps: 55 Years of Global Engagement” 
Peace Corps has changed the lives of its volunteers even as they made a difference in their countries of service. This is clearly evident in the growing literature written by returned volunteers.  
The African Studies Library is organizing an exhibit highlighting some of the Peace Corps materials within our own BU Library collections. Stop by and see a variety of memoirs, field notes, photographs and Peace Corps publications on exhibit.  Learn about some famous people who, it turns out, were Peace Corps volunteers. Last but certainly not least, discover the stories of returned Peace Corps volunteers who live, study, and work alongside us here at BU. 

Events: Conversations with former Peace Corps Volunteers
Be sure to attend one or both of our informal discussions with returned PC volunteers from various countries in Africa. Find out what motivated them to join the Peace Corps, what life was like in the field and how it has changed their lives.  

Where?  African Studies Library Reading Room. Light refreshments will be provided.

When?  Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10:30am  A conversation with PCVs to Lesotho & Cape Verde
Friday, Nov. 18, 3:30pm A conversation with PCVs to Zaire (now DRC) and Niger.

Peace Corps misc ASL Archive photos

Please attend if you can!  We are located on the 6th floor of the Mugar Library (accessible by the north elevator). Contact asl@bu.edu if you have any questions. Thanks!