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Peace Corps at 50: Celebrating the Journey

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado

Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 12:00 PM (MST)

Peace Corps at 50: Celebrating the Journey

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
RPCVCO Members: Saturday All-Day Event Pass (Panel Discussion and Gala)   more info Ended $45.00 $2.12
Non-Members: Saturday All-Day Event Pass (Panel Discussion and Gala)   more info Ended $50.00 $2.24
Panel Discussions Only - Saturday   more info Ended $10.00 $1.24
Celebrating the Journey Gala Only - Saturday   more info Ended $45.00 $2.12
Meditations on Peace - Sunday, March 6 - 9:30am   more info Ended Free $0.00
Farewell Brunch- Sunday, March 6 - 10:30am   more info Ended Free $0.00
Parking Pass
We will email you a parking pass, which will be good to use in parking lot L from 12:00pm to 12:00am on Saturday, March 5. A link to the campus parking map is here- https://www.parking.du.edu/documents/pdf/parking_map.pdf The lot is located at the corner of Asbury and S. York Street.
Ended $7.00 $1.17

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Event Details

Peace Corps at 50: Celebrating the Journey
A weekend of stories, music and food
March 4 – 6, 2011

For those who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers, the journey only began when you completed your service.  To honor the past 50 years of Peace Corps and to celebrate its future, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado invite you to a weekend of stories, food and music. All Saturday and Sunday events will take place on the University of Denver (DU) campus.

Saturday, March 5th
Panel Discussions - 1:00pm to 5:15pm
Reserve your spot via this invitation to listen to discussions on the following topics:
• “Peace Corps through the decades” or “Peace Corps and politics”
• “I was there when…” or “How the Peace Corps change our lives”
• “Future of Peace Corps” or “Adjusting to different cultures”
Location: Sturm Hall - 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Denver, CO 80208

Interlude - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Appetizers and drinks
3rd Goal Showcase
Location: Driscoll University Center- 2050-5 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80208

Celebrating the Journey Gala - 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Please join us for an evening of food and music, as we celebrate Peace Corps! Musical guests will be Brazilian Samba/Bossa Nova/Villa Lobos pianist Thais Nicolau AND Kissidugu:  West African Percussion and Dance (visit their website HERE). Listen to live music, and if you haven’t had your 2 drinks – now is a time to indulge. We invite guests to dress in attire from their country of service, or whatever you want to wear to celebrate!
Location: Driscoll University Center- 2050-5 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80208

All proceeds of from Saturday’s celebration will go towards supporting the Clean Cookstove Project in El Salvador


Friday, March 4th
Dine Around Denver - 5:30pm
We invite you to join your fellow RPCVs from your region of service to dine at ethnic restaurants around Denver beginning at 5:30pm. (We encourage you to join the group with whom you served- ie, you served in Peru, you eat with the South America group.) To RSVP, please email the contact person listed below by February 28, 2011.
Locations: Throughout Denver

Regions of Service
Caribbean- Please contact Jenni Stanford at
Central America and Mexico- Please contact Sue Golding at goldingjs@comcast.net

South America- Please contact Dan Taubman at daniel.taubman@judicial.state.co.us

Eastern Europe and Central Asia- This dinner is now FULL, but please contact Arianne Burger at aburger@gmail.com if you want to be added to the wait list.

North Africa and the Middle East- Please contact Jon and Becky Bringewatt at jbringewatt@hotmail.com

Africa- Please contact Evan Roth at evanmroth@gmail.com
Asia-Please contact Randy Monson at randall.monson@gmail.com
The Pacific Islands- Please contact Casey Burnette at caseandcoop@gmail.com

Film "Shriver: An American Idealist" – 8:00pm
Make it an evening on the town! We invite you to a screening of "Shriver: An American Idealist" showing at 8:20 at the Denver Film Society's Colfax Film Center.  To purchase a discounted ticket, please visit the event site here.
Location: 2510 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80206


Sunday, March 6th
Meditations on Peace - 9:30am
The celebration continues on Sunday for all members. Please join your fellow RPCVs as University Chaplain, Rev. Gary R. Brower, Ph.D, leads a non-denominational service for peace.
Location: Evans Chapel
2199 S. Vine St., Denver, CO 80208

Farewell brunch
The DU Peace Corps Community will host a free brunch immediately following the Meditations on Peace service in the same location as the service.
Location: Korbel school building- 2201 South Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80208

Saturday & Sunday Logistic Information

Activities will take place at the University of Denver. Specific building locations can be found at:

For those of you traveling from out of town, you may call any of the hotels listed on the DU website and receive the "DU Rate."  More information here:

At registration you will have the option of paying for an all-day parking pass for $7.00. However there is plenty of street parking available if you choose to do so.

Contact Tara Leitzell Morton at

Thank you to our sponsor, Avery Brewing Company

Have questions about Peace Corps at 50: Celebrating the Journey? Contact Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado

When & Where

University of Denver campus
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208

Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 12:00 PM (MST)

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