FARMINGTON — What is it like to serve in the Peace Corps and how has it changed over the years? The University of Maine at Farmington will present “Reflections from a First Generation Peace Corps Volunteer.”

The talk by community member Jo Josephson will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in room 101 in the Fusion Space (former UMF Computer Center), 117 South St. The event is free and open to the public.

First established in 1961, the Peace Corps was signed into legislation by President John F. Kennedy as a permanent program that would promote world peace and friendship through help and mutual understanding.

Josephson served in the Peace Corps in Ghana from 1963-1964. Through photos, letters and artifacts, she will tell the story of her personal experiences with the people of Ghana and the politics of the U.S. and Africa in the 1960s.

The talk is sponsored by UMF Career Services and Global Education.

For more information, contact Cynthia McShane at or 207-778-7035.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: