American Creed

What does it meant to be American?

American Creed: Community Conversations

Wheaton Public Library is proud to have received a grant from the American Library Association to offer a screening of the PBS Documentary, American Creed and hold a community conversation around the themes of the film. 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.

Co-produced by Citizen Film & WTTW-Chicago Public Media, American Creed is constructed around a seminar-style conversation co-led by the renowned historian David M. Kennedy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of best-selling books about American history; and his Stanford University colleague, the political scientist and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Join us for the film and in-depth conversations about community, ideals, and American identity.

Programs

Film Screening: American Creed
Monday, Apr. 8 • 6:30 pm, Meeting Room A
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The PBS documentary American Creed is constructed around a seminar-style conversation co-led by Condoleezza Rice and David M. Kennedy. We will have a brief discussion following the film screening led by Dr. Caroline Kisiel of DePaul University that will continue more in-depth the following week.

Community Conversation: American Creed
Monday, Apr. 15 • 7 pm, Meeting Room A
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Join us for a community discussion that delves deeper into the themes of the PBS documentary American Creed. Who gets to be counted as "American" and why? How can we make a difference to our immediate community? Led by Dr. Caroline Kisiel of DePaul University.

Community Conversation: Hillbilly Elegy
Thursday, Apr. 25 • 7 pm, Meeting Room H
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Join us for a community discussion around the themes and issues of the memoir Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk by March 25. Co-sponsored and led by a representative of the League of Women Voters of Wheaton.