I had a great time at Miss Africa USA this past summer and I was then fortunate enough to subseuquently interview Carol Zigani, who is based in northern Virginia and represented Burkina Faso in the contest.

I had such a splendid time at the event that I think it is worth doing some promotion on their behalf.  I just discovered that the hosts of Miss Africa USA are putting on a fundraiser this weekend near Dupont Circle at the Fraser Mansion.  If you’d like to attend, registration info is here.

I’m always encouraging the policy types here to get out of their comfort zones, this might be a great opportunity to do so and for a good cause (although to be honest, I have no idea as to what sort of an audience would come out for this).