Thursday, February 24, 2011

Here's Why I Am Going to Madison WI: And to Support the Protesters!

What a trip this will be! I've been invited to speak at the Peace Corps and Africa Conference scheduled for March 24-26th in Madison, Wisconsin. And while I've been excited to visit Madison before the events of the last week, now I'm totally fired up and ready to go. Since this conference / celebration is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin - Madison, I know the strike will be near and dear to the organizers hearts and sure to become an aspect of the conference.

March 24 – 26, 2011
Wisconsin Memorial Union
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI

Join former volunteers, musicians, artists, storytellers and some of the Peace Corps early founders and present-day leaders to celebrate, reflect, and debate the legacy of the Peace Corps in Africa and beyond.
Highlights include a visit by StoryCorps and talks and roundtables with Aaron Williams, Director of the Peace Corps; Johnnie Carson, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; former U.S. Ambassadors Mark Green, John Lange, and John Campbell; founder of Africare, C. Payne Lucas; and award-winning poet Sandra Meek.
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To secure your spot, register by March 1, 2011.
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Please forward to friends and family who have been touched by the Peace Corps!

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