Union Public Library to Host Series of Events Tied to PBS Documentary American Creed

(March 18, 2019)

A screening of the PBS documentary American Creed will be hosted by the Union Public Library in partnership with faculty and students from Kean University on Saturday, April 13.

In the documentary film American Creed, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deepening divides.

American Creed Community Conversations are film screenings and scholar-facilitated discussions that mirror the type of conversation Rice and Kennedy have in the film; one designed to engage Americans in reflection and dialogue about their own part in the American story, and in acting to shape that story for the better.   The Union Public Library is hosting a community conversation and several other events relating to the themes of the documentary “to celebrate the wonderful diversity Union Township is known for” says John Daquino, Head of Adult Services at Union Public Library.

American Creed: Community Conversations is a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.