Date(s) - Tuesday, September 1st
7:00 pm CDT - 8:00 pm CDT
Steve Solochek Memorial Series Presents
First National Preview Screening:
‘Mikva! Democracy is a Verb’
See the new PBS documentary before it airs!
In the lore of Chicago politics, Abner Mikva was famously the ‘nobody that nobody sent.’ But, ironically, Mikva, a Milwaukee native and Washington High School alumnus, became a passionate advocate for democracy and ethical bi-partisan government, racial justice and gun control who inspired thousands, particularly young people, to effect change. ‘Mikva! Democracy is a Verb’ chronicles both his rise from an impoverished childhood to an epic career as a legislator in Springfield and Washington, Federal Judge and White House Counsel and how his work is being carried on today by his legacy organization, the Mikva Challenge.
Join JMM for a live virtual film chat and Q & A with Sanford D. Horwitt, an executive producer and author of the book Conversations with Abner Mikva: Final Reflections on Chicago Politics, Democracy’s Future and a Life of Public Service, Craig Gilbert, Washington bureau chief for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and President of the Gridiron Club & Foundation, Sheryll Cashin, former law clerk for Judge Abner Mikva, law professor at Georgetown University and author of Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy, and Mairin Smith, a Milwaukee high school student and Mikva Challenge participant.
Registered participants will have exclusive online access to view the film ‘Mikva! Democracy is a Verb’ prior to the film discussion. Register below to receive the film link when it goes live.
Free and open to the public.
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Image: President Obama presenting Abner Mikva with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014
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