Museum of Tolerance and the Simon Wiesenthal Center Midwest Region, together with The Breman Museum Atlanta and The Decalogue Society of Lawyers Chicago, invite you to preview the new film:
A sweeping story of stunning accomplishments despite incredible obstacles, Mikva! Democracy Is A Verb charts the meteoric rise of Abner Mikva the “nobody that nobody sent” from an impoverished childhood to an epic career as a politician, federal legislator and judge, and White House counsel. Journey with Mikva as he prevails over the powerful Daley machine, challenges the National Rifle Association, fights for a Constitutional amendment to give 18-year-olds the right to vote and to strike down the Pentagon’s ban on gays in the military, and grapples with the 1978 neo-Nazi invasion of Skokie, Illinois. See how his passionate advocacy of ethical bi-partisan government, racial justice and gun control continues via his legacy organization, the Mikva Challenge.
Registered participants will have exclusive online access to view the film from Sunday, October 18 – Thursday, October 22, 2020.
Join the Conversation
Liebe Geft, Director of the Museum of Tolerance, will moderate a discussion with Sanford D. Horwitt, executive producer and author of Conversations with Abner Mikva: Final Reflections on Chicago Politics, Democracy’s Future and a Life of Public Service, Mary Lane Mikva, Illinois Appellate Judge and daughter of Abner Mikva, and Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Hear an inspiring message from Mikva Challenge Ambassador, Jordyn Middleton.
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