|Description:||This is the twenty-first 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”. From the small Honduran town of Taulabé, located in the Honduran department of Comayagua, this is an example of Lencan pottery, handcrafted by artisans using traditional methods that have existed for hundreds of years. This artifact was donated by RPCV, Leticia Davila, whose Peace Corps Volunteer tour took her to Honduras from 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.