Our country, which spans over 2,600 miles from east to west is populated by individuals of all races, ethnicities, religions, economic means, levels of education, and political beliefs.  For better and for worse, Cleveland and Northeast Ohio offer a perfect example of the patchwork quilt that is America.  We have suffered together, seen violence together, marched together, cried together, witnessed a CAVS victory together, and been proud of our city throughout the spotlight of the RNC together.   Collectively, we make NEO our home, but what do we really know about our fellow Clevelanders?  Probably not too much.  If you are like majority of us, you in all likelihood spend most of your time with people who are similar to you.  In today’s world, it seems harder than ever (even with an abundance of social media platforms) for people from different backgrounds to come together and learn about each other.  Facing History and Ourselves and Ideastream would like to help bring residents of our region together for an intentional conversation about the promise of America in our world today and into the future. 

Please join Facing History Cleveland and Ideastream for a special FREE American Creed Community Conversation with guests; entrepreneur Terrence Davenport and Marine Corps veteran Tegan Griffith, both of whom are featured in the documentary film American Creed.  During our evening together, selections from American Creed will frame an on-stage discussion and audience Q&A session, engaging Cleveland community members in a dialogue about freedom, fairness, opportunity and the meaning of citizenship. This free event is sponsored by the Allstate Foundation.

In the documentary film American Creed, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from their remarkably different life experiences, to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. In the film, they bring together of a wide variety of Americans who discuss their own histories, perceptions, of what it means to be an American both today and into the future.

We look forward to you joining us for this important Cleveland community conversation.

To attend, register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-creed-community-conversation-tickets-44027331935