Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball and a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Swaziland, will host this year’s “The Promise of the Peace Corps Gala” which is organized by the National Peace Corps Association.
Matthews served in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970 as a trade development adviser. “The Peace Corps gets you out of your rut,” Matthews says. “It’s a great challenge as a young person to walk into a village and start relating to people.”
The Promise of the Peace Corps Gala is a keystone event during the 4-day weekend celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps. American singer-songwriter, Crystal Bowersox, will headline the evening’s musical entertainment. Her music speaks to the spirit of the Peace Corps through thought-provoking lyrics on the progress of the world and soulful, inspired rhythms.
Tickets are still available for the event which will be held at the Reagan International Building in Washington, DC and include dinner and drinks.
Other events during the weekend organized by the National Peace Corps Association include an Advocacy Day, Day of Service, a Global Leaders Panel, and an afternoon street festival. More information can be found here.