Maryland Returned Volunteers to screen "American Idealist" at UMBC on March 3
Maryland Returned Volunteers invites you to a special advance screening of the inspiring documentary American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver on Saturday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. at The Shriver Center, UMBC.
Discussion and social will follow the film. Outgoing Peace Corps Volunteers will be honored. This event is free, however, your donation will benefit a local service project. The Shriver Center is located on the first floor of UMBC’s Public Policy Building. For directions and parking please visit: www.umbc.edu. Parking is open on streets and lots during this event. For more information contact: Joby Taylor at 410-455-6398 or firstname.lastname@example.org
American Idealist tells the story of Sargent Shriver
Sargent Shriver has arguably touched more lives than any American since Franklin Roosevelt. Television journalist and former LBJ aide Bill Moyers calls him “the best all-around politician I’ve ever seen.” Yet, Shriver remains unknown to most Americans today.
During his tenure in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Shriver created the Peace Corps, directed the War on Poverty, and served as U.S. ambassador to France. The programs he created—including the Peace Corps, Head Start, Legal Services for the Poor, VISTA, Job Corps, Foster Grandparents, and Special Olympics—have improved the lives of millions. Sarge’s story offers both a guiding paradigm and a source of inspiration for those who wish to serve.