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August 2014

March with Peace Corps in the Bud Billiken Parade!

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bronzeville and Washington Park,
MLK Drive from 39th Street (Oakland Blvd.) to 51st Street, Chicgo, IL United States
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The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic is the oldest and largest African American parade in the United States. ┬áDuring the Great Depression, the fictional Bud Billiken character from a Chicago newspaper served as a symbol of pride, happiness and hope for black residents. The focus of the parade is getting kids ready for school. The parade features celebrities, politicians, businessmen, civic organizations and youth. It occurs in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side and concludes in Washington Park. Chicago’s…

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Story Corps Sessions

August 26 @ 11:00 am - August 27 @ 2:00 pm

StoryCorps is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions…

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September 2014

Represent Peace Corps at the 79th Street Ren Fest

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
79th & Racine, Chicago, IL United States
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The 79th Street Renaissance Festival is “a family jam for peace.” Treat your family to a culturally diverse event and enjoy local acts on the main stage, a Ferris Wheel, petting zoo, and free lunch for seniors 55+ in a special pavilion in the Seniors Corner. Shop Local and buy jewelry and other items at very reasonable prices. Join staff from Chicago’s Peace Corps Office jam to help man our Peace Corps table. Talk about your Peace Corps service and…

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Represent Peace Corps at the Logan Square Farmers Market

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Logan Square Farmers Market,
Logan Blvd. from Milwaukee to Whipple, Chicago, IL United States
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The Logan Square Outdoor Farmers Market offers food, music, entertainment, and fun all summer long. Come sample treats from local restaurants and pick up the best fresh produce that the area has to offer. Join staff from Chicago’s Peace Corps Office jam to help man our Peace Corps table. Talk about your Peace Corps service and meet interested people. Contact Rok from the Peace Corps Office for details.

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