Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare, East Coast premieres

Maine Premiere Thursday, October 24, 2019, University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for the first viewing of Mick Caouette’s documentary Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare. The hour-long documentary is comprised of ten interviews with those who knew her, or knew about her,

including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Journalist David Brooks, Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC, and Senator George Mitchell of Maine.
Following the Maine premiere event the documentary will also be aired at:

  • Hunter College Roosevelt House, New York City, October 29
  • Columbia University, October 30
  • FDR Home and Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY, November 3
  • Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, Maine, November 5
  • Mount Holyoke College, November 7

Caouette will be present at each event offering a Q & A session following the screenings.

“This story is as important today as it was a century ago, because without the context of Frances Perkins and the times in which she lived, the current debate over the entire range of current labor and social welfare issues becomes diminished. And by ignoring this history, we run the risk of returning to a darker time. It is important to never forget the origins of the American Social Safety Net and the woman who was responsible for it” – Mick Caouette.


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