Interview with Marco Moreno, November 11, 2020

Project: Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project

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Marco Moreno served as a Peace Corps volunteer in an education program in Samoa from October 6, 2019 until March 18, 2020 when all volunteers worldwide were evacuated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Marco discusses Peace Corps training and teaching English literacy skills to children in grades 4-6, drawing special attention to the farewell they gave him when he had to leave. As a Mexican American and cultural anthropologist, Marco talks about the importance of learning from other cultures as well how economic and social conditions faced by people of color, or non-majority Americans, makes it difficult, but not impossible, for them to join the Peace Corps and go overseas for 27 months. He discusses the support he received from another Latino volunteer in service and the Peace Corps community upon his return. He also discusses his involvement in Many Faces, an RPCV effort to capture the experiences of non-majority volunteers.

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2020oh0623_pcrv0076

Interviewee Name

Marco Moreno

Interviewer Name

Evelyn Ganzglass

Interview Date

2020-11-11

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Moreno, Marco Interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. 11 Nov. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Moreno, M. (2020, November 11). Interview by E. Ganzglass. Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Moreno, Marco, interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. November 11, 2020, Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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