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Roosevelts' UN: Then & Now

Linda Fusalo

Stephen C. Schlesinger

Gillian Sorensen

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Fall Forum:
The Roosevelts' United Nations: Then & Now
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 3:00 p.m.

In commemoration of United Nations Day on October 24, 2015, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present, The Roosevelts' United Nations: Then & Now, a free public forum. The program will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. Call (845) 486-7745 to register.

The panel of experts leading the discussion will include:

Linda Fasulo moderator
UN Correspondent (NPR, NBC News, MSNBC);

Stephen C. Schlesinger
Fellow, Century Foundation;
author of ACT OF CREATION:

Gillian Sorensen
Senior Advisor, United Nations Foundation;
Assistant Secretary-General for External Relations,
United Nations (1997-2003)

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter. The UN was truly a creation of Franklin Roosevelt, and a legacy carried forward by Eleanor Roosevelt. FDR envisioned a world organization that would ensure lasting peace and expand the Four Freedoms to all parts of the globe. As the first woman member of the American delegation to the United Nations, Mrs. Roosevelt helped to establish our modern concept of human rights through her stewardship of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN in 1948.

But today, the United Nations faces great challenges and is often criticized for appearing weak or ineffective in its response to 21st century crises. The 2015 Roosevelt Library Fall Forum, The Roosevelts' United Nations: Then & Now, will explore the creation and history of the United Nations, its successes and failures, and ways in which it may best face the challenges of tomorrow.

Call (845) 486-7745 to register.


 Veteran Arts Showcase

Public Program & Exhibit:
Veteran Arts Showcase

Friday, November 20, 2015
Opening Reception
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Arts Showcase and Performances
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center 
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host a weekend long Veteran Arts Showcase -- featuring works by local artists, photographers, and authors with military backgrounds. The event will kick-off with a reception on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., followed by two full days (November 21 and 22) of exhibits, presentations, and performances. The Veteran Arts Showcase is the result of a collaborative effort between the collaboration between the Veteran Family Support Alliance, Orange County Arts Council, HG Fairfield Arts for the Environment, staff of the Hudson Valley VA, and several leading local veteran artists. The reception, exhibits, and performances will take place in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home (open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Free public event. Call (845) 486-7745 for information.


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