Peace Corps Storytellers in the Library

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As part of Peace Corps Week at WIU (February 26 – March 4), several Returned Peace Corps Volunteers living in the Macomb area will share stories from their service in countries around the world. These funny, heartwarming, sometimes surprising stories, set in Morocco, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia, can be heard on Tuesday, February 28th, starting at 6 PM, in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge.

"The third goal of Peace Corps is to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Since March 1st, 1961, over 220,000 U.S. citizens have served in over 141 countries promoting peace through education and culture sharing,” said Jake Hamilton, Peace Corps recruiter at WIU and organizer of the event. “Peace Corps Storytellers at WIU is a chance for Macomb residents to learn about people from other countries through humorous and heartwarming stories told by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who live in the Macomb area."

The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided. Updates on this and other Peace Corps Week activities can be found on the Facebook page for Peace Corps at WIU:

For more information contact Jake Hamilton at