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Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare

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.

In the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins as the first woman on a presidential cabinet. Against overwhelming odds, she became the driving force behind Social Security, the 40-hour work week, the eight-hour day, minimum wage and unemployment compensation.

Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare features compelling interviews with David Brooks, Nancy Pelosi, Amy Klobuchar, Lawrence O’Donnell and others while telling Perkin’s heroic story which explores the history of women in politics, Social Security, our attitudes toward immigration, poverty, Socialism, and the role of government. Without this context our current dialogue is ill-informed and diminished.

Followed by a panel discussion with film maker Mick Caouette, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall, and Ru Monsell.

Running time: 1 hour

This is a free public event.
Please pre-register by clicking here.
Show Dates + Times
Tue, Nov 5 @ 4 pm

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