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Multicultural Perspectives: Reflections from Peace Corps Volunteers

University Of Akron




1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


Student Union Room 335
303 Carroll Street
Akron, OH 44325


This session is part of The University of Akron's Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond series.

Started in 1961, the Peace Corps has long been known for its commitment to promoting global peace and friendship. Join a discussion of two Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and learn about their experiences living in another culture. Dr. Charles DeBose, current English professor at The University of Akron, was one of the first Peace Corps members to serve in the Dominican Republic. Annabel Khouri, Peace Corps regional recruiter spent two years living in Kenya as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Each will share perspectives on race based on their experiences. 

Each Peace Corps Volunteer makes a difference and touches the lives of many through the selfless act of volunteering. Communities around the world await your arrival. Be part of the legacy that promotes peace and friendship through public service. Apply Online to receive consideration for Peace Corps assignments best matching your qualifications. Click Here to learn more about qualifying for assignment areas.

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For questions about this event contact Annabel Khouri

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Last updated Feb 21 2014