Q&A with "A Towering Task" Director Alana DeJoseph see more
After a 72 hour screening window to watch the Peace Corps documentary "A Towering Task", RPCVCO President Charlie Hunt and Past President Suzanne Smith moderated a Q&A with Alana on Sunday April 11th. You can view the interview along with our other videos at our RPCVCO YouTube channel at your leisure by clicking here.
PC 60th Anniversary proclamation read at Denver City Council March 30th meeting. see more
On March 30th Denver City Councilman Chris Hinds read a proclamation celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Peace Corps and the Peace Corps' connection to Denver. You can see the proclamation being read here. At the bottom of the screen, scroll down and click on "proclamation honoring the 60th anniversary of Peace Corps" to jump directly to the location in the video to see the proclamation.
See Governor Jared Polis tribute to Peace Corps 60th Birthday see more
Colorado Governor Jared Polis paid tribute to Peace Corps 60th Birthday and the RPCVs who serve our community after their service. You can view the video on RPCV of Colorado YouTube Channel.
Special thanks to RPCV Kit Taintor for helping to make this happen.
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado posted an articleDid you miss the Jody Olsen interview? You can now view it on the RPCVCO YouTube Channel see more
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado new YouTube Channel
RPCV of Colorado has started a YouTube Channel to make it possible for the RPCV community to view recorded events.
Our first video is of Peace Corps Director Dr. Olsen on November 5, 2020. Jody began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Tunisia from 1966-1968. She has since served the agency in multiple leadership positions—as Acting Director in 2009; Deputy Director from 2002-2009; Chief of Staff from 1989-1992; Regional Director, North Africa, Near East, Asia, Pacific from 1981- 1984; and Country Director in Togo from 1979-1981. Dr. Olsen is serving in a challenging time where decisions about Peace Corps Volunteer in the time of COVID are at the forefront of the agency. We expect that this and other topics will be discussed during the interview. Jody also brought along Andrew Wilson, PC Third Goal Director.
Dr. Olsen was interviewed by two of our noteworthy members. Jeannie Ritter RPCV Tunisia, is a past First Lady of Colorado and works for Mental Health Center of Denver. She will be accompanied by Suzanne Smith RPCV Mongolia, is the current past president of RPCVCO and currently serves on our board as advocacy chair.
You can view this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeeBoaHe2eE