Time: May 11, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Plymouth District Library
Street: 223 S. Main St.
City/Town: Plymouth, Michigan 48170
Website or Map: https://www.americancreed.org/
Phone: 734-453-0750, ext. 242
Event Type: information
Organized By: Plymouth District Library
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2019
Library asks “What does it mean to be American?”
In conjunction with the American Library Association, the Plymouth District Library is hosting a series of programs focusing on America and the PBS documentary, American Creed. In the 2018 documentary, former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate 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 deepening divides. At the heart of this film, Rice and Kennedy lead a moving discussion with first generation college students about the question: what does it mean to be American today?
ALA’s Office of Public Programming, in partnership with Citizen Film and the National Writing Project, made this available to libraries across the country. They invited public libraries to host community conversations; only 50 public libraries were selected. The Plymouth District Library saw this program as an opportunity to further the library’s mission “to connect, enrich, and improve lives through information, services, and spaces.” Library Director, Carol Souchock further explained, “The library is the right place to have these types of heartfelt discussions, to learn more about our neighbor and ask questions in a safe, open environment.”
Community members are encouraged to attend all or any of the three American Creed events. Registration is requested – go to plymouthlibrary.org and click on Events, or call 734-453-0750, ext 4.
Saturday, May 11, 1 – 4 p.m. Discussion leaders will lead small talking circles through such concepts as:
“When you think of the state of our country, what are you feeling?”
“What is the country you long or?” “As your bravest self, what do you do now?”
For more details, go to https://www.americancreed.org/
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