Volunteering The Yale Way

  • 24 Jul 2018
  • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Room B202, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG


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Volunteering The Yale Way
‘It’s about the fire in the belly,
something you do because
you believe you have to.
When you listen to this compulsion
it makes it possible to take action
that is otherwise easily neglected.’
John Fiske, ’58

Tuesday, 24 July 2018
6:15 pm to 8:30 pm

6:15 pm: Registration
6:30 pm: Introductory remarks: Thomas Swidler '58
6:40 pm: Panel discussion
7:00 Open conversation
7:30 Plenary
7:45: Networking, drinks, nibbles
8:30 Close

Brunei Gallery
Room B202, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street
London WC1H 0XG


Junior and Senior Members and
General YCL Admission: £5
British Bulldogs: Free
Current College and Graduate students: Free
Class of 2022(code required): Free 
Additional Guests: £5


About the Event: 
At Class Day 1958, Yale professor Paul Weiss told the assembled men that they were inheriting a miserable world and admonished them to ‘go out and make it a better place’. The graduates did just that.

Over the years, individually and as a group, they have made a remarkable contribution.  In June of this year, remaining graduates celebrated their 60th reunion with an account of their days of service. Come learn about how they did this, and what it might teach you for Yale, and for Life.

The world has changed since June 1958. Yet the challenge then remains true today – How do we 'give back’ through who we are in the world and the choices we make each day? What’s your response to this call?

Join other YCL members, this summer’s Bulldog interns, and current and future Yalies for an open conversation on what it means to give back, and what giving back brings to the individual. 

The evening kicks off with a panel discussion chaired by YCL member Tom Swidler (YC ’58), who helped edit the ‘personal stories of commitment from 130 octogenarians’ into a book for their 60th reunion, and Rachel Littman (YC ’91), Chair of Chapters for Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance (YANA).

An open conversation with Yalies past, present and future – families and friends – will follow, and the evening will conclude with informal networking and discussion over drinks and nibbles.

About the Venue: 
All this takes place in the Brunei Gallery on the SOAS campus of the University of London. Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG. For newcomers to London, Brunei Gallery is part of Museum Mile - 13 of London's most extraordinary museums and galleries stretching from King's Cross to the River Thames.

Click here to register for this event. 

Contact: Margaret Glover

Please note: Photos and other forms of recording may be taken at the event and used by the YCL website from time to time.
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