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AMERICAN IDEALIST: THE STORY OF SARGEANT SHRIVER / A Film by Bruce Orenstein
Thursday, February 24, 7 p.m. / Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University
The screening is free and open to the general public
Peace Corps, VISTA, Community Action, Head Start, Legal Services for the Poor, Youth Corps, Job Corps, and more. Sargent Shriver invented a string of social initiatives that shaped an era and dared millions of young Americans to live out their ideals. Those who knew him—Bill Moyers, Andrew Young, political commentator Mark Shields, and so many others—called him a visionary of deep humanity who helped create a more just society. American Idealist brings Shriver's story to life in a powerful 90-minute depiction of practical activism, and it offers a hopeful vision of what this nation could be and could do, based on the experience of what it once did when pushed by the civil rights movement and guided by the War on Poverty.
The evening will include an Introduction by Bruce Orenstein, Artist in Residence at the Center for Documentary Studies, who is the writer, director, and producer of the film.
This screening kicks off A World Together: Duke and Global Development, a weekend of events with internationally known experts and guest speakers. Registration of these events (but not the film screening) is required.