Thursday, August 18, 2016
New Haven Peoples Center Community Film Screening
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7 pm, 37 Howe Street, New Haven
Followed by discussion and refreshments
"We will shock this nation and fight for justice for all...
We will not give up on the heart of our democracy, not now, not ever."
-Rev. William Barber
In an epic road trip, political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Following in the Frenchman's footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers and retirees, prisoners and entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers about their hopes, dreams, and daily struggles. DREAM ON explores whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville observed is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped "It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it."