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Terrace Theater Screening: SOLD OUT

The REACH Screening: On September 22nd, the Peace Corps community will be center stage for the opening of the REACH living theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Special screenings of the documentary will be held at 4 PM and 7 PM. Timed-entry will be from 10 AM -1 PM, 1 PM -4 PM, 4 PM-7 PM/close. Once inside, attendees can stay for all of the day's events; once you depart the Kennedy Center, please note, reentry to the grounds will not be allowed.

This full day of Peace Corps events is co-hosted by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC (RPCV|W). The REACH is the brand new expansion of the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20566).

PASSES

Guests must register for free, timed-entry tickets (quantities limited). We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot. If capacity has been reached for your time slot before you arrive, you may have to wait in a stand-by line. In addition, passes do not guarantee entry to specific performances or events. All performances and events are first-come, first-served general admission until venue capacity has been reached. There is a 6 pass limit per order. Passes are also available by phone at (202) 467-4600 or in person at the Box Office.

Click here to register for 10:00 AM passes.

Click here to register for 1:30 PM passes.

Click here to register for 5:30 PM passes.

ACTIVITIES

Activities for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, families, and friends will be hosted in The REACH’s Justice Forum and in Studio F. Details below.

JUSTICE FORUM:

Hosted by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) in In the Cause of Peace (documentary team), 10 AM - 10 PM.

Screenings of A Towering Task will be hosted at 4 PM and 7 PM. Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis (Please select timed-entry passes that allow sufficient time to arrive at the Justice Forum in time for the two screenings).

Directed by Alana DeJoseph, the documentary aims to spark conversation about the meaning of global citizenship in today’s world. In a time of nationalistic government and isolationist tendencies in the U.S., these conversations take on an even greater urgency. The film explores how the Peace Corps came to be, how the agency has transformed since its founding in 1961, and what its future might hold. In the same way that Peace Corps creates opportunities for conversations that cross languages, cultures, and international borders, A Towering Task encourages its viewers to start discussions about global citizenship with people in their communities and schools.

Prior to and between these screenings, there will be clips from NPCA's Peace Corps Oral History Project, discussions of work by past and current Peace Corps Colombia volunteers, and live music from the film - just to name a few activities.

Justice Forum Schedule:

Morning Session (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

  • Clips from the RPCV Oral History Archive Project

  • Discussion of work by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawaii and Friends of Colombia

Afternoon Session (1:30 PM - 5:00 PM)

  • Presentation by Peace Corps Iran Association

  • Clips from the RPCV Oral History Archive Project

  • Discussion with Peace Corps Community for Refugees

  • Live music from A Towering Task documentary followed by a screening at 4:00 pm

Evening Session (5:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

  • Live music from A Towering Task documentary followed by a screening at 7:00 pm

  • More to be announced!

STUDIO F:

Hosted by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC (RPCV/W), 10 AM - 4 PM.

This space will bring "Peace Corps Place" - the Peace Corps community's gathering place - to life for the first time. Activities will aim to give visitors a look into the Peace Corps experience.

Starting at 10 AM in Studio F, there will be 15 exhibits with a wide range of activities, including general information about the Peace Corps (for those who have not already served), a replica of a volunteer's home, a reading nook, augmented reality stations that offer a glimpse into volunteers' lives, a trade show, and a language learning activity. These activities will covered the multi-layered histories of the Peace Corps, countries of service, the impact of the agency's volunteers, and other fun interactive learning and sharing opportunities.

Later Event: September 25
National Archives