WAGING PEACE Premieres to Sell-out Crowd

Waging Peace: The Peace Corps Experience premiered to a standing room only audience at SMU’s Collins Center.  The evening was magical.  Media Projects dedicated the screening to long-time Board President, Dan Weiser.  Through his years of volunteering in the arts, politics and the environment, Dan has brought diverse groups together to make changes in the Dallas community. Dan is now ex-officio President , and  Jane Holohan has taken the reins.  SMU’s Office of the Provost, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza and the North Texas Peace Corps Association co-presented the film.  Afterwards,  the panel that included Millicent Boykin of the Volunteer Center, Sam Santiago from American Airlines and Susan Kress, Director of Engaged Learning at SMU  focused on volunteerism in America. This was President Kennedy’s vision – that the Peace Corps would expand the world of Americans who would return and make a difference at home.  Bravo to Allen Mondell for this wonderful film. A special thank you to all who worked on the film and the the premiere.  It was an unforgettable evening.

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