A Towering Task is the documentary of the history of the Peace Corps. Sargent Shriver was the architect of the iconic organization. On November 9th, the 104th Anniversary of Shriver’s birthday, Yale University, Shriver’s Alma Mater, will screen “A Towering Task”.
When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Where:Edward P. Evans Hall – School of Management Zhang Auditorium, 165 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
Description: A screening of the film that tells the story of Peace Corps – A Towering Task! Directed by Alana DeJoseph with Associate Producer Dave Steinke, the film is narrated by Annette Bening.
Founded during the Cold War, the Peace Corps stands as an icon of American idealism. From the beginning its mission of world peace and friendship proved to be a towering task. Imbued with the unbounded energy and vision of its charismatic leader, Sargent Shriver, and thousands of vigorous volunteers, the story of the Peace Corps is a uniquely American tale.
The film will be shown at the Alma mater of Sargent Shriver – Yale University – and on the date of his birth – November 9th.
Interested? Watch a short trailer to learn more
Contact: Nikole Allen
Sponsor: Connecticut Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Open To: All Ages, General Public, Yale Alumni, Yale Faculty, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees, Yale Spouses & Partners, Yale Staff, Graduate & Professional, Undergraduate
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