Interview with Cori Hash, April 18, 2006
Project: Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project
Interview SummaryCori Hash (Zimbabwe, 1999-2000; Education Program) begins the interview by detailing her early life and educational background. Hash describes the frustrations of the Peace Corps application process, training in Zimbabwe, and her work as a community education resource volunteer in a new program. Hash describes the living conditions found in her village of Magunje, Zimbabwe. The interviewee provides an account of her experience in Zimbabwe during the election and being told to stay in the capital Harare until political unrest was lessened. Hash briefly talks of the working relationships she formed with Zimbabweans. Hash discusses volunteers being sent home until after the election, leading up to the complete withdrawal of the Peace Corps in Zimbabwe a year later in 2001. Hash explains her decision to go to law school rather than return to the Peace Corps in another country. The interviewee's travels in Africa during the Peace Corps are explored. Hash then shares stories of Zimbabwe and talks of the issues with HIV/AIDS in the country. Hash also talks of coming to Kentucky in 2004 to work at the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic with immigration cases. Subsequently, Hash articulates the impact of her Peace Corps service upon Zimbabwe as well as how the experience affected her personally. Hash discusses her life and career path following the Peace Corps. Hash considers how her Peace Corps experience impacted her family. Hash's international travels since the Peace Corps are examined. How serving in the Peace Corps impacted Hash's worldview is assessed. To conclude the interview, Hash speculates upon the impact of the Peace Corps globally as well as the future role of the Peace Corps.
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Hash, Cori Interview by Jack Wilson. 18 Apr. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Hash, C. (2006, April 18). Interview by J. Wilson. Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Hash, Cori, interview by Jack Wilson. April 18, 2006, Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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