Join us at the final Maine Pre-Premiere viewing of a new documentary, Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare, in advance of its national broadcast on PBS March 2020.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
An hour-long documentary, Summoned features interviews with dignitaries, historians, and journalists who knew Frances Perkins or knew of her, including:
• Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
• Journalist David Brooks
• Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC
• Senator George Mitchell of Maine.
|“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”
– film maker Mick Caouette