CIVIC LIFE PROJECT: Student Documentaries: 11:30 AM Sunday, June 11, 2017, The Moviehouse, Millerton, NY

If you think today's high school students think of nothing but social media and video games, wait until you see the mini-documentaries they are producing this year as part of the Civic Life Project. This program is designed to encourage area high school students to investigate current topics and find out how government involvement works.

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GEORGE RUPP: Refuge From Conflicts, 7:30 PM, Friday, April 21, 2017, Housatonic Valley Regional High School

The number is so large most of us can't comprehend the scope of the crisis. 65 million people have been displaced in the global refugee crisis. Since the civil war exploded in 2011 more than 11 million people have fled their homes in Syria alone. More than 4 million refugees have fled the country for Jordan, Turkey and other neighboring states.

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ANNE GARRELS: 7:30 PM, Oct. 21, 2016, The Salisbury School

For more than three decades Anne Garrels has reported from some of the most dangerous places on earth. First for ABC News and then for National Public Radio she has reported from the Soviet Union, the Middle East, Nicaragua, El Salvador, both Gulf Wars, Afghanistan and Iraq. Her insights into the issues facing us in this election year will be important.

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LYNN PASQUERELLA: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education, 7:30 PM, Friday, Sept. 23rd Salisbury School

Does a liberal arts education obtained at great expense prepare students for today's job market? Lynn Pasquerella, Ph.D. says that a discipline fostering critical-thinking, writing and arguing skills is necessary in a rapidly changing, globally interdependent world where the jobs of the future have not yet been invented.

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