apply to host a facilitated community conversation about america’s ideals and identity - Supported by the national endowment for the humanities

American Creed Community Conversations are film screenings accompanied by scholar-facilitated discussions designed to foster respectful dialogue about America’s ideals and identity.

Public Libraries, high schools and other civic venues interested in hosting a film screening followed by facilitated dialogue will receive:

  • Access to a high-quality, projection-ready download of the film, with public performance rights (PPR) included;

  • A programming and facilitation guide, featuring film and theme information, related resources, program ideas, and more;

  • Digital promotional materials and social media assets;

  • DVD copies of the film for library circulating collections;

  • Promotional bookmarks, posters, and postcards while supplies last

  • $300 micro-grants to support a scholar facilitator while supplies last will be provided to qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis through Spring 2020. Please let us know if you need a scholar-facilitator; we can help.

Email Citizen Film a brief proposal including potential dates, names of at least two community partners, and a scholar facilitator. Every library applicant will receive a complimentary DVD for its circulating collection.


Living Room Conversations™ are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. Download the American Creed Living Room Conversation guide to learn how to host a screening and create meaningful dialogue in your own home.



* Not sure where to begin? Watch Living Room Conversations co-founder Joan Blades and Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler try to overcome their political differences through conversation in this short film for PBS LearningMedia.