Last week, Mick traveled from his Baltimore appearance to D.C. to attend the annual Humphrey Fellows dinner and forum. Mid-career public administrative folks from around the world study at universities throughout the U.S. for a year. Mick received a standing ovation for his speech on Hubert Humphrey in which he showed several inspiring clips from Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible. In the photos, Paul Schelp from the State Department and Humphrey Fellows from Michigan State University, and other adoring Humphrey Fellow fans!
Last week, Mick traveled to U of Baltimore MD Law school for an all-day event marking the 50th Anniversary of Marshall's appointment to the Supreme Court. After a showing of Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP, Mick spoke and participated in a panel discussion. Mick with Judge Roger L Gregory of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, with event speakers and on the panel with Law Professor Jose Anderson, Judge Wanda Keys Heard, Publisher Jake Oliver, of Baltimore Afro-American newspaper, and Mick with Curtis McMeekin of Baltimore's Frederick Douglass High School.
Mick speaks on Friday evening in Baltimore. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Judge AW Center, in partnership with the University of Baltimore School of Law, will hold a 50th anniversary event to celebrate Thurgood Marshall's elevation to the Supreme Court. Please join us for an afternoon program that will include remarks from Lieutenant Governor of Maryland Boyd Rutherford, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., The program will feature panels of experts on the justice’s work and the screening of the acclaimed PBS documentary Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP. We will be joined by acclaimed film producer, Mick Caouette for the film which tells the dramatic story of Thurgood Marshall’s remarkable journey through war and depression in the Jim Crow south, as he set the stage for the 1954 Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate America’s public schools. Panel discussions will include the influence of Thurgood Marshall on Maryland and Marshall's work on the Supreme Court.
The Judge AW Center, in partnership with the University of Baltimore School of Law, will hold a 50th anniversary event to celebrate Thurgood Marshall's elevation to the Supreme Court. Please join us for an afternoon program that will include remarks from Lieutenant Governor of Maryland Boyd Rutherfo...
Mick travels to Baltimore and D.C. this Thursday for speaking engagements at two events. Sunday evening, he returns to speak and show film clips of his documentary Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible at the annual Humphrey Fellowship Program dinner and forum. This State Department-sponsored program brings
young and mid-career professionals from all over the world for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.
Mick's current film project, Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare, is in the editing phase. Here she is in the late 1930's, as the U.S. Labor Secretary, speaking about the future of humanity:
"THUS I came into office at a time when the industrialists of the State are ready to cooperate in any plans which, as they see them, are going to make for the economic and social welfare of the whole community. Now, what of the future? I regard the great mission of the Labor Department, as do all of us who are thinking about these matters, to be the prevention of robots. Whenever I see that picture which is becoming so familiar of the great mechanical man who does things automatically and can perform almost anything that a human being can perform, I confess to chills of horror lest we become like him. I repeat that we are committed to the belief that the human race is not destined for that kind of efficiency, but for an efficiency of the spirit and of the mind. If this robot-man can release us from chores like turning of switches - all right, let him release us! But let him release us to be human beings and let us not develop a race who are going to be patterned after him.
For the realization of this aim we are going to need in this state both intelligence and education on the part of the people who are themselves the problem—that is, capital and labor."