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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CIVIC LIFE PROJECT: Sunday, June 12th, 11:30AM, The Millerton Moviehouse

How dangerous is the internet to your privacy? How much does religion influence political decisions? What is the real difference in education between prep schools, public high schools and charter schools? These are just a few of the topics student film makers are tackling this year as part of the Civic Life Project. We will screen five mini-documentaries with their students producers on hand to discuss them.

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RALPH NADAR: Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 7:30 PM, March 4, 2016

This is the 50th anniversary of Ralph Nader’s Unsafe At Any Speed a book that launched the modern consumer movement. It took only five months for Congress to pass and President Johnson to sign into law the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission. According to the Center for Auto safety NHTSA’s design standards, recalls, and general auto-safety-related measures would reduce the rate of deaths per mile driven by nearly 80 percent.

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AMY CHUA: The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups In America, Salisbury Congregational Church, Nov. 14, 2014, 7:30PM

Amy Chua, author of her 2011 comic memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and her husband Jed Rubenfeld will discuss their new book The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explains the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America. In her memoir, Chua chronicled her iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, the Chinese way — and the remarkable, sometimes heartbreaking results her choice inspired. Achingly honest and profoundly challenging, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is one of the most talked about books of our times.

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CIVIC LIFE PROJECT: From Students To Citizens, June 7, 2013, 7:30PM Housatonic Valley Regional High School

From Students to Citizens:
We will be showing four short documentary films about our communities. They were created this year by area high school students to examine and address some of the urgent issues of our time. Some of the film makers will be on hand to discuss their projects.

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CONSTITUTION IN OUR MIDST: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2010 at Housatonic Valley Regional High School

Housatonic Valley Regional High School students show documentaries they created as part of a program with Global Village Media in a joint project with the The Connecticut Project for the Constitution, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of public dialogue on issues of constitutional importance.

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DANIEL CALLAHAN: Ethical Issues in Universal Healthcare: Are Medical Progress and Equal Access Compatible?, June 6, 2008

Dr. Daniel Callahan, co-founder of The Hastings Institute and a leader in the field of bioethics research for over 40 years, spoke on “Ethical Issues in Universal Healthcare: Are Medical Progress and Equal Access Compatible?”, at Hotchkiss School’s Walker Auditorium. This event was co-sponsored by Sharon Hospital.

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