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WSRE’s Public Square Speakers Series: American Creed

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Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio

1000 College Boulevard

Pensacola, FL 32504

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WSRE was one of ten public television stations selected for hosting community events in conjunction with the national premiere of “American Creed.” The public is invited to attend advance screenings of the film in Crestview and Pensacola and to contribute to the national conversation sparked by the film by submitting digital video stories.

A panel discussion including cast members Tegan Griffith and Terrence Davenport with audience Q&A will follow the film screening in Pensacola on Feb 20. U.S. Marines veteran Tegan Griffith, who advocates for fellow veterans and the working class, and Terrence Davenport, who has worked to create economic opportunity in the Arkansas Delta, will be the featured guest.

ABOUT THE FILM (Click here for official trailer)

On nearly every news program and around water coolers and kitchen tables, people are talking about how Americans are divided as a nation. So it is timely that a new documentary film asks the question, “In a fractured nation, what ideals do we share in common?”

Two unlikely collaborators, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have teamed up to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed.

Through stories from around the country, the documentary American Creed wrestles with immigration and assimilation; the dwindling economic prospects of many people in a nation that aspires to opportunity for all; the notion that individual ambition and achievement can raise up communities; and the meaning of citizenship and the challenge of meaningful civic participation and dialogue.

WSRE is offering three ways to join the national conversation sparked by this film: a storytelling project going on now through March 1; a free film screening of “American Creed” in Crestview on February 15; and a Public Square Speakers Series screening event featuring a Griffith and Davenport (from the film) in Pensacola on February 20.

For more information click wsre.org/AmericanCreed


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