On March 1st, 1961, John F. Kennedy signed the executive order establishing the Peace Corps. You are invited to celebrate that historic occasion at the Peace Corps 50th Birthday Party on March 1st, 2011.
Together, CAPCA, Hostelling International(HI)-Chicago, the Chicago Peace Corps office, and Chicago Public School students are sponsoring a “pot-luck” Peace Corps 50th Birthday Party. The party will be at HI-Chicago on 24 E. Congress Parkway from 5:30pm-8:00pm. International travelers at the hostel as well as CPS students interested in international service volunteering and staff from HI-Chicago will join us to eat soups representing Peace Corps countries of service and light candles before singing “Happy Birthday” to Peace Corps! The event is free, but CAPCA members are asked to bring either bread or cupcakes to share. The soups will be provided.
5:30pm: Event begins (come earlier if you’d like to help set up)
5:45pm: Hostel tour for anyone interested
6:00pm: Dinner is Served
6:45pm: A few words from the Peace Corps Office, members of CAPCA, and
members of HI-Chicago about global exchange, service, and friendship
and discussion of service opportunities at the Hostel. After this, we
will light the candles and sing.
7:30pm: Another Hostel tour for anyone interested
8:00pm: Students excused, excursion to a local music event at Buddy Guy’s for international hostel guests and any interested CAPCA members (so keep your schedule open afterward if you’d like to tag along and show some visitors our great city)
Please RSVP to doll (dot) christian (at) gmail (dot) com by February 22nd if you’d like to come to this fun event! Hope to see you there.