Bring your neighborhood or community concerns to this screening of “The Democratic Promise”, which provides an overview of leadership-building and civic participation through the lens of grassroots “people’s organizations”.
After the 60 minute film, we will discuss local Lincoln issues (such as our quality affordable housing shortage, and any other concern you want to organize around). There’s nothing to stop us from planning an civic action of our own!
This screening is presented by We Are Vital in collaboration with the Near South Neighborhood Association Advocacy committee.
About the film (from https://itvs.org/films/democratic-promise):
‘Famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass wrote, “Power concedes nothing without demand.” The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky & His Legacy is the story of ordinary people making demands for the power to govern their own lives. Narrated by Alec Baldwin, the documentary examines both the history of community organizing — through the work of Saul Alinsky — as well as the current state of community organizing, as shown by contemporary organizations in New York and Texas. In a larger sense, the program is about the restoration of American democracy through shared public participation in civil life — a vital antidote to an era of increased citizen alienation and voter apathy.’