Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Stewart Udall and the Politics of Beauty

History Pub

Old St. Francis School - Old St. Francis Theater

6 pm doors, 7 pm documentary


All ages welcome

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About Stewart Udall and the Politics of Beauty

Stewart Udall and the Politics of Beauty

Documentary film screening and Q&A with Film Director John de Graaf and Anne Udall

Stewart Udall was the Secretary of the Interior from 1961-1969 during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He led the way for the most important environmental legislation in US history and spearheaded the expansion of the national park system and wildlife refuges. Udall was a fierce advocate for racial justice, peace, and Native American rights. He was the first public official to warn America about the dangers of climate change and his accomplishments have had a lasting impact on public policy and the modern environmental movement. This documentary is the eye-opening story of one of the most influential public servants whose great legacy deserves wide recognition.

Join us after the screening for a discussion with award-winning PBS documentary filmmaker John de Graaf; and CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, Anne Udall.

The trailer for the film can be viewed here.

About History Pub

History Pub

These events are open to everyone interested in Pacific Northwest history, and beyond! Often co-sponsored by local or state historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers, historians and documentaries expounding on topics from indigenous history to the birth of Portland, early explorers to hop growing, and on and on! It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp