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American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver 50th Anniversary Film Series

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado

Friday, March 4, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (MST)

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Please join us for the final installment of our Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Film Series, hosted by our partner, The Denver Film Society!

Once our ticket are sold out, you may still purchase them here via the DFS website


We end our series with a documentary on the life of Sargent Shriver, who sadly passed away on January 18, 2011 at the age of 95.

Film Summary:

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. American Idealist brings Shriver's story to life in this documentary which aired nationally on PBS on January 21, 2008. A powerful 90-minute depiction of practical activism, 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 film will be introduced by RPCV Pat Waak, who was a personal friend of Sarge's and worked on the 1972 Vice-Presidential campaign and served as the Deputy Campaign Manager of the 1976 Shriver for President Campaign.

We have purchased 50 discounted tickets at $10 each for our group.  If you choose to pay at the door, please note that money will be collected whether or not you attend the night of March 4.  Once our tickets sell out, you may still purchase them for the regular $12 price via the Denver Film Society's website.

Teachers:  Please visit the Facing History website on how you can incorporate the film's message into your lesson plans.  http://www.facinghistory.org/resources/units/american-idealist

Don't forget- you can join RPCVs from your region of service for dinner before the film!

To RSVP, please email the contact person listed below by February 28, 2011.
Locations: Throughout Denver

Regions of Service
Caribbean- Please contact Jenni Stanford at
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Central America and Mexico- Please contact Sue Golding at goldingjs@comcast.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

South America- Please contact Dan Taubman at daniel.taubman@judicial.state.co.usThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Eastern Europe and Central Asia- Please contact Arianne Burger at aburger@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

North Africa and the Middle East- Please contact Jon and Becky Bringewatt at jbringewatt@hotmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Africa- Please contact Evan Roth at evanmroth@gmail.com
Asia-Please contact Randy Monson at randall.monson@gmail.com
The Pacific Islands- Please contact Casey Burnette at caseandcoop@gmail.com
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Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
2510 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Friday, March 4, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (MST)


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