The Dwight Foster Library will screen the new documentary film A Towering Task: the Story of the Peace Corps on Monday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. This event will take place in the FCCU Community Room on the first floor of the library at 209 Merchants Avenue, Fort Atkinson.
Founded during the Cold War, the Peace Corps stands as an icon of American idealism. From the beginning its mission of world peace and friendship proved to be a towering task. Imbued with the unbounded energy and vision of its charismatic leader, Sargent Shriver, and thousands of vigorous volunteers, the story of the Peace Corps is a uniquely American tale. From the political machinations to establish not just a brand new government agency, but a new concept in international relations, to the growing pains of an agency striving to define its mission, A Towering Task takes viewers on a journey of what it means to be a global citizen. The film was directed by Alana DeJoseph and is narrated by the actress Annette Bening.
The screening will be followed by a brief Q & A session with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. This program is supported by the Friends of the Library so it is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Contact the library at (920) 563-7790 for additional information.