American Creed

What does it mean to be an American?

What holds us together in turbulent times?

In our fractured society, the ideals, values and ethos that bind us as Americans enable us to overcome the challenges we face in our communities, our nation and our world.

Through community conversations, we join our peers nationwide as we explore the diversity that drives our ever-developing culture in our quest to develop an American Creed.

American Creed: A Community Conversation

Featuring a screening of American Creed and discussion with cast members and local visionaries.

Date: TBD

Time:  5pm – 6 pm  Registration and Reception

             6pm – 9 pm  Screening and Discussion

Location: Idea Center® at Playhouse Square

This event is open to the public, but seating is limited.  Register Here

This community conversation is produced in partnership with WTTW Chicago, Citizen Film, Facing History and Ourselves, the Allstate Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

American Creed

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from remarkably different backgrounds, life experiences and points of view to explore the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of a range of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deep divides. 

American Creed launches as a nationally televised PBS Special, and as a feature documentary on, on February 27, 2018. The date marks the beginning of a robust public engagement campaign including community conversations, classroom activities and local storytelling in cities and towns across the country—all designed to foster a bold national conversation about American ideals and identity.


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