|Description:||This is the twenty-fifth 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”. Crafted in the Guatemalan municipality of Todos Santos Cuchumatán, this display featured the typical clothing worn by Mayan men in Todos Santos, otherwise known as “tipicos”. The brightly-colored shirt was highlighted by a purple and red themed collar, midline stripe, and pocket accents, and was donated by RPCV, Sara Andrist, which she acquired during her Volunteer work from 2005 – 2007, in the Guatamala.|
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.