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December 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Elephant standing near village
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From Menlo Park to Botswana: A Peace Corps Odyssey

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Explore the life of an American Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana.

Former Menlo Park resident Michael Reza Farzi is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, working with local government to address the HIV epidemic.  He’ll join us to share that work, as well as to discuss the history, languages and cultures of Botswana, sharing photos and stories from life in his community and travels around the country.

Parental discussion is advised as the topic of HIV and how it is transmitted will be addressed in an educational manner.

About the Peace Corps
Since 1961, United States Peace Corps Volunteers have striven to achieve a mission of promoting world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
  1. Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
  2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
  3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. 
About Michael Reza Farzi
A former Menlo Park resident, Michael’s background is in public health. Before entering the Peace Corps, he contracted for the World Health Organization HQ in Geneva, Switzerland. He now serves at a District AIDS Coordinating (DAC) office, assisting with the planning and implementation of HIV/AIDS programs in a country with the third-highest HIV prevalence in the world.