What does it mean to be American? What holds us together in turbulent times?
In the PBS documentary American Creed former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to explore the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deep divides.
Leave this event with everything you need to bring American Creed – and its diverse perspectives on America’s ideals and identity – to your community. Attendees of this Now Showing session will view powerful community stories from the film and hear from filmmaker Sam Ball as well as librarians who have hosted screenings, community conversations and other related activities at their libraries.
All attendees will receive a free DVD of American Creed for their circulating collections. Public performance rights will also be granted to ALA members who attend this special screening event.
Public performance rights will also be granted to ALA members who attend this special screening event or the following consultation session offering guidance and material support for hosting American Creed followed by a scholar-facilitated conversation: Saturday, June 22 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Networking Uncommons, WCC-L Street Bridge
Speakers include: Mary Davis Fournier, ALA Public Programs Office; Sarah Colombo, Assistant Director, West Baton Rouge Library; Sam Ball, Citizen Film; Tracy Dunstan, Nyack Library.
Running Time: 55 minutes
Sponsored by: ALA Public Programs Office
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA,PPO
Meeting Type: Now Showing
Cost: Included with full conference registration.