|Description:||This is the twelfth in a series of images, PHIL 16989 through 17013, depicting a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Library and Information Center (PHLIC) exhibit entitled, “Bringing the World Home: CDC’s Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Celebrate Peace Corps Week 02/23/14 – 03/01/14”. This booklet acquired by RPCV, Vince Radke, during his 1970 – 1974 tour in Ethiopia’s largest southwestern city, Jimma, represents what was the textbook used by Peace Corps Volunteers to help teach them Ethiopia’s official language known as Amharic. Published in 1964, the manual was used as accompaniment to a “basic course” in learning the Amharic language, and was published by the Foreign Service Institute, Washington, D.C.|
In honor of Peace Corps Week, from February 23rd-March 1st 2014 the Public Health Library and Information Center (PHLIC) hosted a display of artifacts from some of the over 200 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are now employed at the CDC. The exhibit was supported by the CDC/ATSDR Peace Corps Work Group (proposed), and was designed to support the Third Goal of the Peace Corps, which strives to bring the culture of countries served back home to the United States.
If you are a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer or Staff, and would like to be added to the CDC/ATSDR Peace Corps Work Group (proposed), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.