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Mikva! Democracy Is A Verb

Film Screening and Discussion: Mikva! Democracy is a Verb
Oct 21 2020 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Film Screening and Discussion: Mikva! Democracy is a Verb

 

MIKVAH!: Democracy is a Verb.

What: Film Screening and Discussion

Cost: Free

Where: Register Here


A sweeping story of stunning accomplishments despite incredible obstacles, Mikva! Democracy Is A Verb charts the meteoric rise of Abner Mikva the “nobody that nobody sent” from an impoverished childhood to an epic career as a politician, federal legislator and judge, and White House counsel. Journey with Mikva as he prevails over the powerful Daley machine, challenges the National Rifle Association, fights for a Constitutional amendment to give 18-year-olds the right to vote and to strike down the Pentagon’s ban on gays in the military, and grapples with the 1978 neo-Nazi invasion of Skokie, Illinois. See how his passionate advocacy of ethical bi-partisan government, racial justice and gun control continues via his legacy organization, the Mikva Challenge.

Registered participants will have exclusive online access to view the film from Sunday, October 18 - Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Join the Conversation

On Wednesday, October 21st Liebe Geft, Director of the Museum of Tolerance, will moderate a discussion with Sanford D. Horwitt, executive producer and author of Conversations with Abner Mikva: Final Reflections on Chicago Politics, Democracy’s Future and a Life of Public Service, Mary Lane Mikva, Illinois Appellate Judge and daughter of Abner Mikva, and Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Hear an inspiring message from Mikva Challenge Ambassador, Jordyn Middleton.

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