|Description:||This is the twenty-third 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”. Contained in this display case was a tee-shirt acquired in the Dominican Republic, that had been was worn by the “Multiplicadores” (“Multipliers”), a youth group who promoted healthy decisions and education, funded by PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief). Translated into English, the front of the shirt read, “Have questions?”, while on its back the shirt read, “I have answers. I chose my future, my decisions.” This tee-shirt had been donated by RPCV, Lisa Guerrero, and acquired during her Volunteer work from 2005 – 2007, in the Dominican Republic.|
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.