The National Peace Corps Association will be holding a series of special events for 50th on September 21-25 in Washington, D.C. The dates were selected to commemorate the signing of the Peace Corps Act in Congress by President Kennedy on September 22, 2011 .
All events are free ( except for Gala on Saturday night) and open to the Peace Corps community. Reservation are requested and can be on the NPCA 50th website, which contains full program details. A number of Country of Service groups (for past and present PC countries) will be having events during the weekend as well; check the NPCA official 50th calendar for listings.
Here is what is planned:
- Thursday – National Peace Corps Association Advocacy Day with members of Congress
- Friday – National Peace Corps Association Service Day to work in community service projects throughout the city
- Saturday – National Peace Corps Association Open Annual Meeting, Group Leaders Forum and Board of Directors Meeting
- Saturday – Global Community Project Competition and Conversations: The Future of the Peace Corps
- Saturday – National Peace Corps Association’s The Promise of the Peace Corps Gala ( the only fee event )
- Sunday – RPCV/W Arlington Cemetery Special 50th Program
- Sunday – National Peace Corps Association’s Peace Festival
Special request: if you are attending 50th events in DC, please send on your photos and stories to be shared here on the SEAPAX website . Submit to: 50thchair(at)seapax(dot)org.
And here in Seattle, there will be more 50th events too.