The Peace Corps supports RPCVs, encouraging us to tell our stories.
Here is why: Personal stories are memorable. Evidence suggests we are hard-wired to receive and learn information better in story form. Stories are powerful. Stories combat stereotypes.
Here are reasons for Iran RPVs to tell their stories.
- The Peace Corps has a website dedicated to telling our stories. On the page where we can select stories from various countries Iran was not listed. We know there are Iran stories to be told. This is one reason we will have a story telling workshop at the conference and reunion Oct 29 – Nov 1.
- Telling our stories supports our mission statement which calls for us to take actions to promote a better understanding of Iran on the part of Americans.