A TOWERING TASK will be screened at Yale University, November 9



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”.

Yale University Screening

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

Admission: Free

To RSVP, please contact Bryan Garcia and Michael Scanlon.

Topical Areas: Cultural & International, Health & Medicine, Law, Politics & Society, Libraries, Museums & Galleries, Film & Media Screenings


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  • Be there or like me be a broken snow globe here in San Francisco across the Great plains to the Pacific like an anchor rusting dredged up onto the pier so it can be seen and mimetically imagined as authentically a part of what resides and even if no one imagines it is thinking about all the way there to my mother Atlantic as a Fact not a Fiction (as my poem I AM A FACT NOT A FICTION asserts).

    • I Am a Fact Not a Fiction

      I am a fact, not a fiction
      a rite, not a ritual
      a progression, not a procedure
      a song, not a schedule
      I am in my life and I live it
      — partake it, enjoy it, wonder at it

      I’m green leaves aquiver
      red clouds aflutter
      whacky as Christopher Smart
      talking to cats
      and alone in dark forests
      in short pants

      I am Niagara River crashing
      over the Falls
      cascading through the gorge
      to the Devil’s Hole
      sweeping into the last Great Lake
      — Erie to Ontario—
      surging into the great Lawrence
      into my mother Atlantic

      rising forward & into the clouds
      into hurricanes
      I cut with the knife of the times
      out onto the rocks
      the Cape of Good Hope to India
      South China Sea
      sieving through Oceana’s islands
      Pacific kingdoms
      up past Galapagos north home shore
      Mission Rock
      San Francisco and my love’s bed
      I am a fact not a fiction.

      Edward Mycue

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