CAAAN Movie & Potluck
All AmeriCorps Members, Alums, Family, Friends & Neighbors Welcome!!!*
DATE: Friday, Nov 7th, 2008
TIME: 7:30pm - 10:00pm (movie starts at 8pm)
BRING: Warm clothes / blanket to sit on a back porch, a portable chair (we have a few extras, if you don't have one), a potluck dish (or beverage) to share, and friends!
LOCATION: Anna's place = 902 Potomac Path, Austin, TX 78753 (<-- Google Search)
IH-35 (heading North) exit Rundberg. As able, get into right-most lane to take a right on Hermitage (after Bugmaster and All Faiths Funeral Home). First right onto Greyledge and first left onto Potomac Path. House is the first driveway on the left, a two-story with a red honda fit in the driveway. Park anywhere on the street or in the driveway.
MOVIE: AMERICAN IDEALIST: THE STORY OF SARGENT SHRIVER
Film premiered nationally on PBS on Jan 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. Beyond broadcast, a multi-media National Education and Outreach Campaign will extend the reach and impact of the program and its powerful themes for years to come.
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. Those who knew him—Bill Moyers, Andrew Young, political commentator Mark Shields, and so many others—have spoken of Shriver in the same breath as Martin Luther King, Jr., calling him a visionary of deep humanity who helped create a more just society.
We're interested in discussing after the moving screening so hang out afterwards to talk!
* Please RSVP to Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 6pm on Nov 6th with what you plan to bring, thanks!!!