|Description:||This is the nineteenth 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 image depicts two artifacts crafted in the Republic of Honduras. In the background was a tee-shirt that had been embroidered with a map of Honduras, crafted in the town of Tela, and donated by RPCV, Carla Lee, during her Honduran Peace Corps tour of 1984 – 1986. In the foreground was a painting that had been executed on a piece of raw wood, depicting a typical Honduran town, and was crafted in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. The painting had been donated by RPCV, Leticia Davila, which she acquired during her Honduran Peace Corps tour of 2011 – 2012.|
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 email@example.com.