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Stand Up Speak Out: Community Conversations

All events are 1-3PM at West Regional Library

Screening of American Creed
Tuesday, February 4th
Tickets (Free)
Watch a screening of American Creed, a PBS documentary on 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.

"We The People"
Tuesday, February 18th
Tickets (Free)
Explore how they can empower themselves to be "we the people" and ensure that they have a role in civic engagement. Representatives from Hadassah Broward, Broward County Library Learning Services, and Friends of the West Regional Library will talk about volunteer opportunities.

"What Unites Us"
Tuesday, March 17th
Tickets(Free)
Join 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.

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.

Past Events:
November 23, 2019, The Differences That Unite Us: Jane Koszoru of the League of Women Voters spoke about 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.

October 26, 2019, American Creed - screening & discussion, Main Library
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 followed the film led by Timothy Dixon, J.D., Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History and Political Science.