UPCOMING EVENTS

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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - NYACK LIBRARY

Feb 16, 2019 - NYACK, NY

Join us for a viewing of American Creed to explore whether a unifying set of beliefs, an American creed, can prove more powerful than the issues that divide us. 

The Rockland County Choral Society, "one of the oldest continuously performing arts organizations in Rockland County offering a full spectrum of beautiful choral music" under the direction of Russell Wagoner, will kick off the American Creed Documentary screening by singing “"The Star Spangled Banner.”

This is the kickoff event for a five-program series running from March 2nd until August 17th. Learn more about the series here!


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Feb 16, 2019 - SUFFIELD, CT

American Creed will screen at 2pm at the Suffield Senior Center followed by a conversation facilitated by Lucy Nalpathanchil, host of Where We Live on WNPR.

The series will continue on Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm at the Suffield Senior Center. Jonathan M. Beagle, an Associate Professor of History at Western New England University will present a talk on “The Seeds of the American Creed”.  Mr. Beagle’s emphasis will be on how our identities and ideals were formed in early American history.  Other speakers in the series are Douglas L. Battema, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication; William Force, Associate Professor of Sociology; and Winthrop Rhodes, Professor of English.  All teach at Western New England University.


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CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC SCREENING

Feb 19, 2019 - Cleveland, OH

Join Cleveland State University for a screening of American Creed followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Samantha Baskind and Dr. Thomas J. Humphrey. The event will take start at 5:30pm in Student Center, Room 311. RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/382600702541896/


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - DOWNERS GROVE LIBRARY

MARCH 2, 2019 - DOWNERS GROVE, IL

Join us for a viewing of the film American Creed followed by a discussion on the ideas in the film, led by DePaul Professor Caroline Kisiel. Register to attend here!


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AMERICAN CREED FILM FESTIVAL WITH NYACK LIBRARY AND RIVERTOWN FILM

MARCH 2, 2019 - NYACK, NY

The Nyack Library will host a film festival where we will showcase the films entered into the American Creed Community Conversations Program Series Film Festival. Each entered film should between 2-5 minutes long and has to respond to the question: How we can make a difference in our immediate community?  
Submissions start January 18, 2019 and will be broken up into two categories: youth and adults.

Open to anyone in the Hudson Valley interested in participating.
Ages 11-18 - one submission per person
Ages 18 and up - one submission per person

Films may be submitted from January 18, 2019 –February 22, 2019 and must be in .mov format to https://goo.gl/forms/I85z2Kmj3VJoDG8e2

Outstanding submissions will be recognized at the event.
Adult: $50 1st Place / $25 runner up
Youth:  $25 1st Place / $15 runner up
Prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Nyack Library

This event is part of a five-program series running from March 2nd until August 17th. Learn more about the series here!


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - THE MARSHALL-LYON COUNTY LIBRARY

MARCH 5, 2019 - MARSHALL, MN

In collaboration Southwest Minnesota State University and Pioneer Public Television, and with the support of a grant from the American Library Association, both SMSU and the Marshall-Lyon County Library will be hosting a lecture and discussion series based around American Creed.

The first event in this series will involve a showing of American Creed and a guided discussion. This event will also be repeated earlier in the day in Charter Hall room 201 on SMSU’s campus. Both events are free and open to the public. A map of SMSU’s facility can be found here: http://www.smsu.edu/map/index.html.

This event will be followed by a moderated discussion about local Agriculture Economy on March 26th, and another about Civic Engagement on April 9th.

This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, January 24th, but was postponed twice due to weather.


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - AUBURN PUBLIC LIBRARY

March 7, 2019 - Auburn, CA

Join us for a screening of American Creed followed by a scholar facilitated discussion in the Auburn Public Library’s Androscoggin Community Room at 6pm.

More information about Auburn Public Library events schedule can be found here!


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - LOPEZ ISLAND LIBRARY

March 9, 2019 - Lopez Island, WA

Attend a showing of American Creed, a PBS documentary that invites audiences to consider what America’s ideals and identity ought to be. The film showing will be followed by an discussion led by Timothy Dixon, J.D., Associate Professor, NSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History and Political Science.


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AMERICAN CREED PUBLIC SCREENINGS - WILMETTE LIBRARY

March 9 & 20, 2019 - Wilmette, IL

Join us for a screening of American Creed hosted by the WIlmette public library on March 9th at 2pm.

These are part of a six-program series running from through April 30th. Learn more about the series here!


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - THE ALVIN SHERMAN LIBRARY

March 26, 2019 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Attend a showing of American Creed, a PBS documentary that invites audiences to consider what America’s ideals and identity ought to be. The film showing will be followed by an discussion led by Timothy Dixon, J.D., Associate Professor, NSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History and Political Science.

Register here!

Followed by America-Unraveling? Exploring American Diversity and Unity - Past, Present, and Future on April 2nd, a program developed by the Nova Southeastern University Inclusion and Diversity Council.  Presenters will include Dr. Robin Cooper, Special Assistant to the Dean and Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution and Ethnic Studies in the NSU College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - SCRANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

March 28, 2019 - Scranton, PA

Join us for a screening of American Creed followed by a Q&A discussion led by Historian Dr. Adam Pratt from The University of Scranton.
Refreshments will be served. Registration is free & required. Walk-ins are welcome.
The screening will be hosted in the Henkelman Room, 2nd floor of the library.


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - BARRINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

March 28, 2019 - Barrington, RI

Barrington Public Library is hosting a screening of American Creed, followed by a Community Conversation faciliated by Prof. Aaron C. Allen of the American Studies Department at Roger Williams University. Hear from and engage with fellow Americans from across the country and in your town, as we find answers to these questions.

Free and open to all!


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - LUCIUS BEEBE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

April 4, 11, & 25 2019 - Wakefield, MA

The Lucius Beebe Memorial Library is hosting three public screenings of American Creed followed by scholar facilitated discussions.


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - POUGHKEEPSIE LIBRARY

April 10, 2019 - Poughkeepsie, NY

Join the Poughkeepsie Library for a screening of American Creed followed by a bold conversation about what it will take to uphold American democracy facilitated by Dr. Matthew Murray of Dutchess Community College.

This event will be the first in a series of public programs follow by The American creed, Identity and Social Change, a talk presented by Dr. Lynn Mills Eckert of Marist College about the application of American ideals and identity in today’s social landscape. Wednesday April 17, 2019.


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - UNION PUBLIC LIBRARY

April 13, 2019 - Union, NJ

Join us for a conversation about American identity with a special screening of American Creed followed by a discussion moderated by John Daquino (Union Public Library), Bridget Lepore & Voices of Kean (Kean University), and Kean University Writing Project.

Registration required; please contact the Adult Services department at the main library to sign up: 908-851-5450 ext. 2.


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - WILMETTE LIBRARY

April 17, 2019 - Wilmette, IL

Wilmette Public Library is hosting a screening of American Creed followed by a conversation facilitated by Debra Gurvitz and Deborah Shefren from the National Writing Project.

This event is part of a six-program series running from through April 30th. Learn more about the series here!


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION AND WRITING RECOGNITION EVENT - NYACK LIBRARY

May 5, 2019 - Nyack, NY

Join us for a Writing Celebration! After viewing excerpts from American Creed, we will celebrate outstanding youth and adult writing sparked by the film with a panel facilitated by Mary Sawyer, SUNY New Paltz and Jacqueline Hesse, Newburgh Free Academy, P-TECH.


The American Creed Writing Celebration is accepting submissions until March, 22, 2019.

For more information, visit http://www.nyacklibrary.org/american-creed.html

This event is part of a five-program series running from March 2nd until August 17th. Learn more about the series here!


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

May 7, 2019 - Berkeley, CA

Join us for a special screening of American Creed at the Jewish Community Center East Bay in Berkeley followed by a post-screening discussion by Joan Blades, founder MoveOn and Living Room Conversations.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/american-creed/2126371544144916/


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AMERICAN CREED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - PAWLING FREE LIBRARY

June 15, 2019 - Pawling, NY

Join us for a special screening of American Creed followed by a discussion moderated by Peabody Award winning journalist Ron Steinman.

Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

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PAST EVENTS

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AMERICAN CREED AT THE SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER

Dec 9, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA

American Creed screened at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 9th. The film was followed by a discussion facilitated by Liz Vogel from Facing History and Ourselves with director Sam Ball and film participants Tegan Griffith and Terrence Davenport. The event was copresented by Citizen Film, PBS SoCal, and the Skirball.


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EAST LANSING PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

Sept 20, 2018 - East Lansing, MI

East Lansing Public Libraries and the Red Cedar Writing Project at Michigan State University hosted a screening of American Creed followed by a scholar facilitated discussion on September 20th, 2018. Singer David Roth was the lead-in performance from 6-6:30 p.m. More information about the event can be found here.


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JOE CROWLEY STUDENT UNION PUBLIC SCREENING

Sept 17, 2018 - Reno, NV

The University of Nevada, Reno hosted a screening of American Creed followed by a discussion on September 17th, 2018 as part of a Constitution Day celebration. The event was held at the Joe Crowley Student Union Theater and is free to the public. More information about Constitution Day at UNR can be found here: http://constitutionday.unr.edu/


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BRIDGE, MU COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SCREENING

Sept 11, 2018 - Bridge, MU

An audience of University of Missouri students participated in a screening of American Creed followed by a scholar facilitated discussion in a program hosted by The Bridge, a “brave space” for the campus community to expand their multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills.


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ALLEGHANY COUNTY PUBLIC SCREENING

Aug 28, 2018 - Sparta, NC

All Up has partnered with Citizen Film to host a special screening of American Creed at the Alleghany County Public Library in Sparta, North Carolina on August 28, 2018. Connect with All Up here: https://www.facebook.com/NCVAallUP/


STANFORD, CA YOUTH SCREENING

Jul 5, 2018 - Palo Alto, CA

Newsroom By The Bay, a journalism and digital literacy summer training program for youth, invited American Creed director Sam Ball to keynote their summer 2018 session. Ball screened American Creed and facilitated a discussion about the film, and how journalists might create work that fosters conversation supporting shared investment in American democracy.

On July 4th students participated in a day long reporting challenge interviewing people to ask American Creed’s central question, “What does it mean to be American?” You can view the results of the challenge as well as the students’ live tweets of Sam Ball’s visit on Twitter here.


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FILMBAR PHOENIX PUBLIC SCREENING

Apr 24, 20 18 - Phoenix, AZ

Indigo Cultural Center and Arizona PBS partnered to host a special screening of highlights from American Creed. The screening included a lively audience discussion moderated by nationally recognized early childhood equity consultant, Dr. Eva Marie Shivers, director of Indigo Cultural Center. RSVP Facebook.com


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CAPITOL CITY CINEMA PUBLIC SCREENING

Apr 10, 2018 - Jefferson, MO

Jefferson City Commission on Human Relations and the Missouri Writing Project hosted a screening of American Creed. Following the film participants were invited to engage in a community conversation about topics raised in the film.


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WESTFIELD INSURANCE STUDIO THEATER AT THE IDEA CENTER PUBLIC SCREENING

Apr 5, 2018 - Cleveland, OH

Entrepreneur Terrence Davenport and Marine Corps veteran Tegan Griffith, both featured in American Creed, engaged Facing History students in a dialogue about freedom, fairness, opportunity, and the meaning of citizenship after screening a selection of clips from the film. 


BROWN AND NORD TEACHING LABS AT THE IDEA CENTER PUBLIC SCREENING

Apr 5, 2018 - Cleveland, OH

Entrepreneur Terrence Davenport and Marine Corps veteran Tegan Griffith, both featured in American Creed, engaged Facing History students in a dialogue about freedom, fairness, opportunity, and the meaning of citizenship after screening a selection of clips from the film. 


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ARIZONA PBS, STUDIO A PUBLIC SCREENING

Mar 28, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ

Arizona PBS and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust hosted a screening of excerpts from American Creed and a panel discussion. 


WGBH PUBLIC SCREENING

Mar 28, 2018 - Boston, MA

Facing History and Ourselves and WGBH hosted a special screening of American Creed followed by a conversation featuring director Sam Ball, and cast member Terrence Davenport. 


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UNIVERSITY OF PA, VAN PELT LIBRARY PUBLIC SCREENING

Mar 22, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Writing Project hosted a screening of American Creed with a discussion facilitated by Penn GSE professor Vivian Gadsden with special guest Councilman David Oh, plus free National Writing Project resources for teachers! For more information visit Writing Our Future: American Creed and a New Youth Publishing Opportunity.  RSVP eventbrite.com


CHANDLER PUBLIC LIBRARY PUBLIC SCREENING

Mar 7, 2018 - Chandler, AZ

The public was invited to a screening of highlights from American Creed and discussion led by KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein and a panelists including Dr. Kathy Nakagawa, Dr. Keon McGuire, and Dr. Maria Eva Shivers.  RSVP chandlerlibrary.libcal.com


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PENN STATE LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC SCREENING

Mar 6, 2018 - Center Valley, PA

The public was invited to attend a screening of American Creed. Following the screening, the director of Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project, Nicole Moschberger, lead an open-forum discussion for those in attendance. 


OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY TULSA CAMPUS, NORTH HALL 150 PUBLIC SCREENING

Mar 3, 2018 - Tulsa, OK

The public was invited to attend an American Creed screening and panel discussion with local Principal and American Creed cast member, Deidre Prevett. Presented by the National Writing Project. RSVP https://goo.gl/forms


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GEARHART HALL, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCREENING

Mar 1, 2018 - Fayetteville, AR

The public was invited to attend an American Creed screening and participate in a community conversation led by cast member Terrence Davenport. 


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AMERICAN CREED NATIONAL LAUNCH

Feb 27, 2018

Watch the American Creed PBS SPECIAL 2/27 at 9pm Eastern and Pacific Times (8pm Central and Mountain).


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WITTENBERG-BIRNAMWOOD HIGH SCHOOL PUBLIC SCREENING

Feb 26, 2018 - Wittenberg, WI

The people of Wittenberg joined WBHS alumnus Tegan Griffith, featured in the film American Creed, for an evening of shared purpose, values, and experiences that hold us together as Americans. The film screening was followed by a town hall discussion moderated by Tegan.


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AMERICAN CREED EDUCATOR SCREENING AT KQED

Feb 22, 2018

Advanced screening of American Creed with filmmaker Q&A and free resources for teachers! Co-presented by KQED and the National Writing Project. RSVP Here: tinyurl.com/KQEDAmericanCreed


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RICK ALLEN AT THE HERRET CENTER PUBLIC SCREENING

Feb 21, 2018 - Twin Falls, ID

Idaho Public Television - along with partners the Idaho Statesman and the Boise State University Center for Idaho History and Politics  - hosted a screening of clips from American Creed and a community conversation. On the eve of the potential expiration of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Marcia Franklin of IdahoPTV held a community conversation with Magic Valley residents about ways they are bridging divides over this controversial issue. Learn more at http://idahoptv.org


WSRE JEAN & PAUL AMOS STUDIO PUBLIC SCREENING

Feb 20, 2018 - Pensacola, FL

U.S. Marine/Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Leader Tegan Griffith and social entrepreneur Terrence Davenport joined an audience in Pensacola for an American Creed screening and Q&A.


ELEGANT VUE EVENT CENTER PUBLIC SCREENING

Feb 15, 2018 - Crestview, FL

WSRE is one of ten public television stations selected for hosting community events in conjunction with the national premiere of the film. The public was invited to attend screenings of American Creed and experience local stories about citizenship and community building. Learn more at wsre.org/events/americancreed.


LINCOLN AUDITORIUM, STATE CAPITOL PUBLIC SCREENING

Feb 15, 2018 - Boise, ID

Idaho Public Television - along with partners the Idaho Statesman and the Boise State University Center for Idaho History and Politics  - hosted a screening of clips from American Creed and a community conversation. Bill Manny of the Idaho Statesman moderated a panel focusing on Idaho efforts to build consensus and seek common ground on some of the West’s thorny lands issues, an area of collaboration where Idaho has set an example for the nation. Learn more at http://idahoptv.org


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STEVENS POINT, WI PUBLIC SCREENING

Feb 14, 2018 - Stevens Point, WI

UW-Stevens Point senior Tegan Griffith, featured in the film American Creed, joined an audience in Stevens Point for an evening of shared purpose, values, and experiences that hold us together as Americans. The film screening was followed by a town hall discussion moderated by Tegan and directed by the viewers.


HAZLETON ONE COMMUNITY CENTER PUBLIC SCREENING

Dec 27, 2017 - Hazleton, PA

Joe Maddon returned to his hometown of Hazleton, PA for a special sneak preview of American Creed. Despite cold winter weather, over 150 enthusiastic fans attended. Said Maddon: "Being an American is about coming together and trusting one another and trying to do what's best for everybody, and not just for certain groups."

To find more American Creed events in Pennsylvania, visit wvia.org/american-creed.