NEW YORK, September 16, 2013 – Peace Corps and Face2Face Africa will co-host a forum on the African diaspora at New York University’s Wasserman Center for Career Development on September 20. The “Face2Restore Africa: A Conversation with the Diaspora” panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:00 p.m.
“This interactive discussion will focus on the ways that members of the diaspora can engage in the development of the continent,” said Esayas Wureta (Mongolia, 2008 to 2010), Outreach and Program Specialist with the Peace Corps’ Office of Diversity and National Outreach (ODNO). “Peace Corps volunteers have served in African host countries since 1961 and we are pleased to collaborate with Face2Face Africa to host this forum on the NYU campus.”
Abena Agyeman-Fisher, Senior Editor at NewsOne, will moderate the forum. Panelists will include Kiera Hope Foster of the New York City Department of Education; Amie Kabia,
Equal Opportunity Specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Solome Lemma, Co-founder and Executive Director of Africans in the Diaspora (AiD); and
Claudine Moore, Founder of C. Moore Media, International Public Relations.
In addition, NYU campus recruiter and returned Peace Corps volunteer James Kostenblatt (Mozambique, 2005 to 2009) will provide information about current opportunities for American adults of all ages to serve in Africa and countries around the world.
WHAT: Face2Restore Africa: A Conversation with the Diaspora
WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2013
WHERE: Wasserman Center for Career Development, 2nd Floor
New York University
133 E 13th Street, New York
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
Forty-two (42) NYU alumni are currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers in 27 host countries. Since the agency was founded in 1961, 1,029 NYU alumni have served in the Peace Corps. In addition, the New York metropolitan area is currently ranked as the number one Peace Corps volunteer-producing region in the nation.
About the Peace Corps: Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, more than 210,000 Americans have served in 139 host countries. Today, 8,073 volunteers are working with local communities in 76 host countries in agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health and youth in development. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment and the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries. Visit www.peacecorps.gov for more information.