RAY SUAREZ: "Getting Ready for the Next America: The Fight Over Who We'll Be" -- 7:30 PM, Friday, April 27, 2018 at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT

"The battle over America's racial and ethnic future: The two elections of Barack Obama may have convinced you the path to majority-minority America was going to go one way. President Trump, nativism, and Charlottesville may be a signal that it's going to be a much more complicated transition."

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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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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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