American Creed - screening & discussion
Saturday, October 26th, 1-2:30PM
American Creed, a PBS documentary, is about what America’s ideals and identity ought to be. The film interprets different kinds of American civic activism and models the exemplary, respectful dialogue that “Community Conversations” seeks to support in public libraries around the country.
A discussion following the film will be led by Timothy Dixon, J.D., Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History and Political Science.
About the series
“Stand Up Speak Out: Community Conversations” on American core values explores the meaning of being an American through interactive, informative programs meetings. Participants can attend all three programs or the program of their choice; each program is stand-alone.
Upcoming dates, both at Main Library:
Saturday, November 23rd - Jane Koszoru of the League of Women Voters will speak and host a conversation. Talk topics include the history of voting in the U.S., participation in our democracy, voter education and the role of the League of Women Voters, which encourages informed, active participation in government and voter advocacy. Voter registration forms will be available.
Saturday, December 7th -The series concludes
with a discussion of Dan Rather’s book,
What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. The television journalist examines the institutions that elevate and sustain us, such as libraries, schools and parks, and the values that have transformed us, such as the civil rights struggle and the drive toward science and innovation.